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Congratulations! You're pre-pregnant!

This may very well be old news to many of you, as I've personally seen it on my friends page SEVEN times today (and counting), but apparently, according to new Federal guidelines, doctors are now supposed to treat all females, from their first period to the onset of menopause, as though they are "pre-pregnant."

Coffee? Bad. Alcohol? Bad. Cigarettes? Bad. Cleaning out the cat box? Bad. Gotta take your folic acid and watch that weight.

Now, let's not forget that I got my first period at the tender age of ten. And that, according to all the "abstinence-only" bullshit programs that pass themselves off as sex ed these days, I'm not supposed to have sex outside of marriage.

So if I was "pre-pregnant" at ten, was I supposed to get married then as well?

I would write something much more persuasive and coherent if my head weren't too busy exploding. Y'all should go to misia's entry -- she includes a helpful list of people to write to and complain.


May. 17th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
Re: Isn't that kind of sexist?
I think this was a great reply as far as that goes.

And "kind of sexist" doesn't even begin to decribe it!
May. 17th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Re: Isn't that kind of sexist?
I should have never conceived then:

I smoked 1+ packs a day back then
I smoked pot
I love hot baths and showers
I used to wear tight undies
Sexual restraint? What's that???

I was never a heavy drinker, and I wasn;t into excercise, but everything else stacked the odds against me.

May. 17th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: Isn't that kind of sexist?
not that this is an issue with me anymore
May. 17th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
Re: Isn't that kind of sexist?
Melody and I were discussing this, and imho: if this had been released under another administration - a pro-choice administration - this would have been received differently.

Truth be told, we all need to take better care of ourselves - reproductive health should be secondary

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