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No, Love, not a lie

The pregnancy prescription: ‘I was told a baby might cure my chronic pain. I was sold a lie’

It is true that a pregnancy taken to term does cure some to many of those wimmins’ bits problems. It is not true that it works for everyone.

Someone advising you on probabilities is not lying if it does not then work out.

8 thoughts on “No, Love, not a lie”

  1. Has she even given a thought to the plight of poor trans women given exactly the same advice by their caring and well-trained doctors who are still unable to get pregnant? I think not.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    First line of the report says would:

    I was 14 the first time a doctor told me that having a baby would be the solution to the debilitating, menstrual cycle-centred pain that consumed me every month.

    This is probably journalists not understanding the conditional and thinking would/could/might/may are synonyms. See also Brexit and could spend £350bn on NHS.

  3. The NHS ought to get it with both barrels in the comments; yet they all manage to miss, and blame the patriarchy instead. For example:

    I too struggled with chronic pain […] Twenty years later I discovered my pelvic pain was caused by a spinal anomaly […] and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The spinal anomalies were missed by all radiologists and EDS was missed by all NHS consultants. It took a fellow patient to identify the sacralised lumbar spine (only later confirmed/acknowledged by radiology) in the spinal X-ray, and a private doctor to diagnose EDS. As Caroline Criado Perez highlights, in a very real sense women’s medicine doesn’t exist…

    Radiologists and consultants never miss such things in men, of course.

  4. …and a private doctor to diagnose…

    And the grauniad didn’t censor that part about private healthcare being superior to the envy of the world?

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