So today I was refused a transvaginal ultrasound urgently ordered by my doctor because “if you’re not sexually active, we don’t want the first thing going in there to be a ultrasound wand!”
Having a radiology office decide not to administer and ordered test based on the technologists beliefs in taking care of a female patient is absurd. It is my body and its your job to do what it ordered to make sure that it is running safely. It is not up to you whether or not to test me. If it says to do it, you do it. Stop acting like just because I’m a female my body is some untouchable temple that if you touch it for my well being ruins me for anyone else. My vagina is MY vagina, not a godly sanctuary that can only used as a sexual object. I do with it what I will, and if I give consent to something then you damn well will perform it. No tampon, ultrasound want, OR ANYTHING ELSE ruins me as a woman and it is not your privilege even to suggest otherwise. I’m sick, that’s what you get to deal with. You don’t get to force your beliefs down my throat and risk my health because of it. Cleveland Clinic is bullshit.
Don’t use my gender as a way to prevent me from getting the care I need.