Apparently, it happens more often than you’d think. Many women share their stories.
A recent Reddit post by a woman under the username momdadimrae who was shamed by her gynecologist has clearly hit a nerve, because it blew up and went viral as many women shared similar experiences.
“I went to the gynecologist for the first time for an IUD consultation. In the span of 20 minutes, he belittled me for being on antidepressants since 14, told me that depression doesn’t exist and I should stop whining, and yelled a nurse out of the room,” she wrote.
How common are experiences like these? Unfortunately, it seems, very. Here, some readers share just a few experiences they’ve had with gynecologists embarrassing, criticizing, and shaming them.
“Once [my gynecologist] told me I had too many piercings and was too tan, and assumed I had many partners for those reasons … But then I told her that I was monogamous and [the tests] came out not pregnant and completely clean, and she was like ‘Then why are you here?’ And it was just for a yearly! That was the last of her.”
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