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Have you had an abortion

When you go to the doctor, on most forms it asks have you have you ever had an abortion? If you have do you mark yes? How many? I ask this b/c a OBGYN friend of mine told me over 90% of women mark no. When the stat is 1 in 7 women in the US.
What are your taughts?

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thewife1

Asked by thewife1 at 1:17 PM on Nov. 6, 2008 in Health

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  • I have had an abortion and I tell them so. My medical history is not something I should lie about to my doc.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • I have also had an abortion, and I tell the doctor. I also don't believe in lying to my doctor. She needs to know my history.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • I have had one and have said so when asked. I believe in total honesty when it comes to my health.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • I had 1 and when it asks pregnancies I say 2 live births 1 abortions 1 I have no problem telling my Dr.
    Heaven0802

    Answer by Heaven0802 at 1:51 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • I do not tell!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • I haven't had one, but if I had I would definitely let my doctor know. Holding back information could affect my health and my doctor's choices about how to treat me, especially if I were pregnant.
    jessradtke

    Answer by jessradtke at 2:24 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • Most of the women I know do not tell. i think they are scaredof being judged.?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • I haven't had one and don't ever plan to, but I most certainly would tell my doctor if I did, especially if I was pregnant. What if having an abortion puts you at risk with your current pregnancy? Yeah, I wouldn't want to take ANY chances.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 9:11 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • Nope I thought about it, and took my chances.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • I've never had one, never will. I do tell my docs everything though when they ask. How else can they make an accurate diagnosis? They never believe me when I say I've only had one partner ever.

    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:02 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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