I explained I was getting married in a few weeks, had never been to a gynecologist before him and wanted to examine my birth control options.
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I felt instant shame for asking him for any other contraceptive methods. I meekly sat in his office as he handed me booklets explaining the natural birth control.
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After I left his office and got in my car, I burst into tears. I was so embarrassed and felt horrible like I had done something seriously wrong.
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Even though I was still a virgin in my late late teens, which the Catholic Church preached, the doctor was adamant that any birth control other than Rhythm was against the church.
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Tearfully and full of guilt, I told my best friend what happened at the doctor’s office. She was furious at how I had been treated and insisted she would find a new solution.
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Not only were the people working at the office warm, friendly and welcoming, the doctor was a female who was very kind and incredibly patient. I was extremely nervous after my previous pelvic exam because of what had happened.
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