Unfiltered Story #215207

, , | Unfiltered | November 15, 2020

On a routine medical checkup.

Medic: So what kind of birth control are you taking?
Me: Nothing.
Medic: ….. *pinched lip face, as if she wanted to chastise me and educate me on safe sex*
Me: … I’m not having sex right now. Why do I need it?
Medic: … Fine. *still looked annoyed*

The knee-jerk reaction these days is interesting. So many people are programmed to think you HAVE to use birth control no matter what, that they automatically go into “chastise” mode when someone isn’t using it. Even if that person neither needs it.

I wonder what kind of attitude that medic would have given if faced with a patient who would welcome getting pregnant. I imagine it wouldn’t have been much different from her own reaction to me.