Maybee I'm missing the point here but surely lesbian and bi women can get pregnant - either through IVF, surrogacy or Rape : (
OK the medics need to be tactful but surely the question still needs to be asked?
Sorry if I have offended or got the wrong end of the stick - maybee I shouldn't have strayed onto this section of the forum.
I don't think it's to do with a refusal to believe lesbians exist - more to do with the tick-box mentality caused by litigation concerns if anything goes wrong. Back in 2007 when I was being treated, my teenage daughter started a course of roaccutane - the strong anti-acne drug that can only be prescribed by a hospital consultant. This drug can cause terrible problems with unborn babies (think thalidomide here) - so female patients are expected to go on the pill before they can receive the drug, plus they are expected to use a condom as well, so a belt and braces approach to prevent pregnancy. My daughter was not in a relationship, had never been in a relationship, and I was adamant she was not being put on the pill just so someone could tick a box. Not when I was being treated for hormone positive BC. I had to be very forceful about this, or they would have prevailed. In the end they agreed I could sign a disclaimer and she didn't need to go on the pill.
Yep- happens to my O/H all the time- we haven't reallly had any negative responses but quite often a lot of ''are you sures''. This is usually followed my me saying ''oh yes, absolutely sure, I fire blanks'' , followed by a wink ! We've had various responses to that but usually the penny drops & they at least smile !
Yes sorry to say I have - however I have also had really good experiences; one trainee doctor was very unphased about my sexuality and continued to ask pertinent questions relevant to my medical problems and not stupid ones like are you pregnant...
I am wondering , altho it does require us to always be at our best most assertive selves, if we teach the doctors / others more by just saying really clearly - look I have not had sex with a man since / ever / etc...so no i am not pregnant...
sometimes one just feels too small for that....but just putting refused pregnancy test is really unhelpful. grrr,
bye for now