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This is why we need comprehensive sex ed in schools

true story.

I just took my son to the park. There was a woman there, about 20, with a little girl slightly younger than my son. I later found out it was her niece.

We started chatting as we watched the kids run around in circles and somehow we started talking about infertility. She mentioned that her sister (the girl's mom) was diagnosed as infertile at a young age but ended up having a daughter.

I have a friend who had a hysterectomy due to hemorraging after the birth of her daughter. I mentioned that and how much my friend was struggling with this, as she has always wanted a big family.

The woman told me that they are doing great things with infertility treatment these days, and again said that her sister only had to take some pills to get pregnant, and that my friend should talk to an obgyn.

I kind of stared at her and then told her that having a hysterectomy isn't exactly something that can be treated with fertility meds, as the baby grows in the uterus and I've never heard of a uterine transplant or anything.

She stared at me and then said "Babies grow in the womb, not the uterus."

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Re: This is why we need comprehensive sex ed in schools

  • lmfao - holy sh!t.
  • Yowza. It makes me wonder what those special "pills" actually were.
  • Please tell me this is a joke.
  • Surely everyone that age has at some point been taught that babies grow in the uterus. It just doesn't stick with some. And some are just stupid.
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  • I have to know what you said to her in reply.
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  • Seriously.. Unbelievable!
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    I have to know what you said to her in reply.

    lol... I was quiet for sec and then said "they're the same thing, uterus is just the scientific name" (I wanted to say "correct name" but didn't) and she said "Really? I didn't know that. Scientific names are so stupid, did you know that collar bones are really called clavicles?" Yeah, she knew what a clavicle was but not a uterus. Apparently she broke her collar bone as a kid and that's how she knew that.

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    I have to know what you said to her in reply.

    lol... I was quiet for sec and then said "they're the same thing, uterus is just the scientific name" (I wanted to say "correct name" but didn't) and she said "Really? I didn't know that. Scientific names are so stupid, did you know that collar bones are really called clavicles?" Yeah, she knew what a clavicle was but not a uterus. Apparently she broke her collar bone as a?kid and that's how she knew that.

    I agree this is sad, but I also think PP is right. It's likely that she was, at one point, taught what the uterus is, but it didn't stick. Maybe she was a poor student in school. Clearly, by calling scientific names "stupid" she doesn't have much interest in medical terminology. At least she didn't think babies grew in your "tummy".

  • Indifferent oh dear. 
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