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[personal profile] afuna
So uh I had a checkup earlier today, and the doctor ended by asking what religion I practiced. When I tried to avoid answering she inferred that I was atheist/agnostic and proceeded to give me a 10-minute lecture on the history of religions (and why god is important and why I should choose Christianity/Catholicism over any of the other major world religions)

The worst part is I could only smile and nod because she knows my family :|


I don't know why this happens to me! Though nothing can ever beat the time my then-gynecologist told me I should get the HPV vaccine just in case "though I'm sure you don't need it *giggle* because you're a good catholic girl and you wouldn't let anyone touch your holy of holies *giggle* Like the Virgin Mary *giggle*"

Trauma psychic trauma ;_;

feed 'em all to the Blargg!

Date: 2013-11-05 01:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cheyinka
Why is it the people who'd be totally fine with that question never get it (or get doctors who make amused faces at religious belief), and the people who'd rather their doctor not discuss religion do (or get doctors who make patronizing assumptions about religous belief)?

I mean honestly I would be delighted to have a ten minute discussion, even a ten minute lecture, about religion - it'd take my mind off being at the doctor, and I love talking about religion. So naturally it will never happen, and I will instead get the doctors who assume that I'm either a statistical fluke for not having five kids already or that I'm lying about not using birth control. :|
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Date: 2013-11-05 05:51 pm (UTC)
pinesandmaples: A bunch of green coconuts on the tree. (theme: au naturel)
From: [personal profile] pinesandmaples
Next time I go to the ob-gyn, I'm going to refer to my down-theres as my holy of holies. That is a fabulously inappropriate euphemism.

Date: 2013-11-05 05:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] willidan
Huh. My doctor just asks me what books I'm reading. She knows I'm a librarian and that I have a Kindle. Religion has never come up. It'd be a bit disturbing if it did.

Date: 2013-11-05 06:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shinsetsu
Lol. If your dr were in the US, she'd probably get sued for that. ;)

Date: 2013-11-05 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] majoline
Wow, that's fabulously inapproriate. *blushes for you*

Now I'm glad that my doctor only really has time for trying to figure out why my results are still bad rather than lecture me about religion.

Date: 2013-11-05 10:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Auuuuugh. :(

Date: 2013-11-05 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vass
Though nothing can ever beat the time my then-gynecologist told me I should get the HPV vaccine just in case "though I'm sure you don't need it *giggle* because you're a good catholic girl and you wouldn't let anyone touch your holy of holies *giggle* Like the Virgin Mary *giggle*"

*horrified laughter* Did she think you were never going to get married?

Date: 2013-11-06 08:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starshadow_rivaulx
@____@

Ok, I am supposed to be as good a Catholic girl as was raised by any momma, BUT! Why on earth any doctor should feel the need to know one's religious leanings is beyond me.

And it's gross when the nosy parker knows your parents. Yuck.

*patpat*

Date: 2013-11-06 05:19 pm (UTC)
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauamma
/me makes faces at $giggly_gynecologist.

Date: 2013-11-07 04:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] omgaeula
That's unfortunate. I've never had that happen to me. Although we often asked that question of our patients in med school, because you're supposed to know /everything/ about your patient. And religion can play a role in the treatment plan. Perhaps it is because she knows your family?

Date: 2013-11-07 04:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] omgaeula
I'm sure that's not the case -- but I totally understand why you felt that way. I sense that self-righteous air emanating from some adults of my mother's generation. Sometimes if they even just feel that someone isn't Catholic, or doesn't believe in God, there's a sense of...judgment. I'm thinking your doctor got the feeling you weren't Catholic, or heard concerns about it from your family, and thought/was asked to step in and "help." But that is neither the time nor the place.

Date: 2013-11-07 04:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] omgaeula
Agreed!

Date: 2013-11-07 09:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swaldman
Interesting from a cultural perspective - would be totally inappropriate here.

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