Birth Control Bully (re-run)

Another re-run from January:

I forgot when I set up my doctor’s appointment for today that I should make sure not to get the doctor that I intensely dislike.  Crud!  I think that office must use her as the default doctor or something because if you don’t remember to request to NOT have an appointment with her, guess what happens!  The reason I don’t like her is because she is such a birth control bully!  The first time I ever met her, the first thing she said to me was “why don’t we have you on the birth control pill?” as if I didn’t have any say in the matter!  When I tried to tell her I’d rather not be putting unnatural substances in my body and that I would prefer to try more natural things first, she told me that even natural stuff has it’s bad side effects.  And she continued to be very derisive towards me.  That was probably 7 or 8 years ago.  I’ve only accidentally had an appointment with her maybe two other times. 

Today, she wasn’t as bad as before, but still very pushy about the birth control.  Blahbiddyblahblahblah…if she had a nickel for every time a woman my age came in with an unexpected pregnancy because (apparently we are all so dense after the age of 40) they didn’t really think they would get pregnant at their age.  She sure did want to make sure that I was using SOME kind of birth control.  I guess that she couldn’t possibly conceive (no pun intended) that maybe if a 40+ year old woman got pregnant, maybe she’d be okay with that.  But then, how would she know…she didn’t even bother to ask

And no, I’m not looking to birth more kids.  But after the initial shock, I’m sure I would be fine with it, if that’s what plate the universe handed me.

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3 Responses to Birth Control Bully (re-run)

  1. purplume says:

    I love your comment about putting unnatural substances in your body.
    I like to avoid things like that too. It annoyed me when I had shingles that my employer pressured me so much to take the drugs for shingles. They have horrid side effects. i didn’t take them, but I was delighted to have three weeks off till I got better.

  2. Holly says:

    What a freaky doctor! I had so many doctors (including two homeopaths and other alternative physicians) try so hard to get me OFF the pill for so many years, and when I finally made the move, they were all overjoyed.

    The thing is, the pill has so much marketing attached to it, just like tampons and pads. Sorry if this is TMI, but I discovered the Mooncup two months ago, and my periods have been a party ever since. Why had I never heard of this thing before? Lack of marketing. You buy just one for your entire life, rather than a couple of boxes each month. Guess which products get the advertising?

    • tragical40 says:

      I guess “TMI” is the only way to get the word out 😉 ! I’ve had a similar product (The Keeper) for about 16 years. I love it! I think it is a lot more hygienic and it’s not such a drain on the environment.
      I wonder if there is a way for all us bloggers to advertise free for these kinds of products (besides the occasional comment, that is). I wouldn’t mind putting a small ad somewhere on my blog site, as long as it’s tasteful.

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