Some people...

  1. We get these calls...we call them "menstruation calls." They are usually asking about their cycle, ovulation, and pregnancy.

    The callers are clueless. They have no idea of how their bodies work! They're trying to determine their (past) ovulation date to figure out which guy fathered their child! Randy gals with questionable standards, at best.

    Once I had a caller who was asking me about birth control methods. I mentioned several kinds...and then discussed the only 100% method, abstinence. She thanked me for the call. She called back a few minutes later, asking for information about the pill called "abstinence". I'm serious!

    I've been suggesting that they go to the library & check out some information on the topic, but I imagine that this falls on deaf ears.

    In our office, we're starting to think that the folks who ask these questions shouldn't become parents.

    Thanks for letting me blow off some steam.
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  3. by   renerian
    I have found that too. I did reviews for United HealthCare and audited lots of charts which said the same thing.

  4. by   emily_mom
    Next time, offer sterilization as an option!!!
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    Next time, offer sterilization as an option!!!
    Do they sell that over the counter? :chuckle :roll
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Do they sell that over the counter? :chuckle :roll
    they should....
    Yes its still sold over the counter, Its right next to the moron pills and the stupid vitamins.
  8. by   eltrip
    ...We also receive calls from 19 year-olds who've alread had 3 children & want to have their tubes tied. The docs won't do it until they're at least 21...

    ...and then there are the gals who call & ask if a tubal reversal would be covered by the form of medicaid that my state uses!:roll :roll :roll
  9. by   OBNurseShelley
    I work L&D and we frequently get calls in the middle of the night from young people asking how they can tell if they're pregnant or if we can get a dr to give them "the morning after pill" makes me ILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. by   eltrip
    Oh, or "How soon can you tell if you're pregnant?" "Where can I get an abortion?" "I want to see a doctor today (calling Friday at 3pm)...AND get the 'morning after' pill."
  11. by   Audreyfay
    Good thing we know how to laugh...or we would be crying.
  12. by   RNonsense
    I had a patient once who stated her MOM told her she would not get pregnant...or catch anything...if she douched with Coca-cola following sex. Always bothered me...
  13. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Do they sell that over the counter? :chuckle :roll

    they should hand it out on the street corner~...with cupons for free lobotomies