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contraception policing

My doctor wouldn’t put me on my preferred contraception method because he said that it would make me gain weight and since I was already large it would put me at risk of being in too high a BMI which he said would lead to heart disease, diabetes and other things. He kept repeating gaining weight as a negative thing and was really surprised when I said i didn’t care I just wanted to be safe and what was ‘healthy’ for me. Then he kept saying if i got a coil it would be better since i wouldn’t gain weight, but I am a virgin and i’m worried the insertion of it will be really uncomfortable for me. He said he doesn’t think it would be….he’s a man. 

(intersects with sexism)