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(Huffington Post)   Old and busted: Forcing women to have unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds to get an abortion. New hotness: Forcing women to have TWO unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds to get an abortion   ( divider line
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2013-02-22 01:39:02 PM  

dookdookdook: soaboutthat: I guess it pays to have a governor with national goals next year,

Welp, McDonnell just committed career suicide by proposing a 0.3% sales tax increase to pay for road repair and getting on The Norquist's bad side, so that might be over. ll _n_2730173.html

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2013-02-22 01:49:52 PM  

NobleHam: "I got pregnant vaginally," she said. "Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn't be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous."

Just... Jesus. Once you've been penetrated once, any other penetrations don't matter? Let's all just pile on in there. One penis has been in there, so there is now no number of additional penises which will be considered intrusive.

I DNRTFA but I have to believe that any woman who would say something this stupid is -
Christian and married to a Marcus Bachmann clone
2013-02-22 05:41:59 PM  
I've had two T/V ultrasounds. One for cyst and one because I was bleeding early in my pregnancy (at 7weeks, but the baby is two years old now and in perfect health).At the time they were done it wasn't too painful, although certainly uncomfortable.  Anyway, I have also been sexually assaulted, and having to do one after an assault would be absolutely effing terrible. Rape kit gathering is pretty horrible, but at least that HAS to be done and is beneficial to the victim. An entirely needless T/V ultrasound is just one of the most profoundly stupid, demeaning, and torturous (mentally mostly) things I could think to put a victim through.
2013-02-23 12:59:32 AM  
The thing is also - there are people like me who should never have children. For example , if I ever got a female pregnant - I would have to warn her that it would be better for everyone that she get an abortion. I am a carrier of some pretty grievous genetic defects. There is a very high chance that my offspring will be some sort of mutant in a bad way, burdensome. I am pretty farked up as it is, knowing exactly what is farky, I would have little choice but to give full disclosure.

/Yes, I should be "fixed"
//And, no... I am very "careful"...
2013-02-23 01:29:04 AM  

gadian: killershark: gadian: killershark:
What? No. Normally women begin prenatal treatment at six to eight weeks and any average obgyn is going to verify a pregnancy at that point with a transvaginal ultrasound after a positive test result from a urine sample. And in some cases, you will have more than one transvaginal ultrasound to make sure there is a heartbeat and the fetus is developing properly. If you're getting an abortion, a doctor will still need to verify there is a fetus with a transvaginal ultrasound so as not to perform an unnecessary procedure.

Nah.  At least not mine or any experience of any pregnant woman I've ever met.  And, for the record, I just had a kid less than two years ago. Could be regional things though, but I doubt it.  The general consensus I've always heard is don't start pre-natal treatments until after the first trimester because of the huge risk of miscarriage.  No sense in wasting the money or getting too attached.

True. Getting a TVU carries a risk of causing a miscarriage in the first place.
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