I opened my mouth for a strep test. I didn’t gag. The doctor said, “Oh! Your husband must LOVE you!” Then I gagged. “Oh, maybe not,” he said. I’m 23, 2011, Minnesota, urgent care. Made me feel ashamed, angry, disgusted.
I would have thrown up all over his face
Oh hey, sexual misconduct and abuse by medical professionals. Something new and totally not systemic and horrible. /sarcasm.
I read some of the reblogs and many people seem to be under the impression that, “Haha! Funny joke! Life is a Judd Apatow film and this is totes not a big deal!”
Except it kind of is, especially when you realize it’s not just one, isolated, incident. Or one, single, doctor. Nope.
lemme tell you sumpin, when i saw that movie “teeth” and the scene where the doc tries to finger her came up i wanted to throw up because when i was 15, i was getting some headaches and my dad sent me to a doctor friend of his. well, this doctor is a urologist (yeah my dad insisted, dont ask lol) but he insisted on doing a breast exam on me. i later found out that was totally out of line. he had no business whatsoever feelin up on my titties being that in the dominican republic folks are so conservative even the female ob/gyn’s sometimes hesitate to do so, after years of seeing you. i never did tell my daddy. :(
i wanna vomit again, actually. fuck.
I’ve hated going to the doctor since one made a comment about how tight my vagina was during a pelvic exam. I was ridiculously happy to have my cervix removed as part of my hysterectomy because it meant no more annual exams.