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Anecdotes by medical practitioners

"A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”

"I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”

"Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”

"Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”

"I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”

"Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”

"Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”

“I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.”

Reddit thread 

This literally

But we totally don’t need sexual education in this country. 

Nope, abstinence is working just fine.

​This is why we need comprehensive sexual education people. - Paige

(Source: moshita)

Just a friendly reminder about how monumental and legendary Michael Jackson's Thriller was

  • Billie Jean: The short film was created in one flawless shot and became the first black film on MTV.
  • Beat It: The studio recording was done in one tape, which includes a minor blooper right before Eddie Van Halen's solo. The tape was so perfect otherwise, he kept it.
  • Thriller: The greatest short film known to man. Over 15 minutes of truly ahead of his time effects. Thriller changed film and choreography forever.
  • Thriller Album: Created 30+ years ago and still remains the best selling album known to man with over 140 million copies sold. 7/9 songs on the album became #1 hits.
  • Hollywood Star: With the help of Thriller's monumental success, Michael became one of the first youngest people to receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Grammy Awards: February 1984 Michael set a new world record of eight Grammy Awards gained in one night. 30 years later, the record is still unmatched or beaten.
  • Moonwalk: Showcased on Motown 25, the moonwalk easily became the most popular and inspirational dance move ever created. Michael actually learned it from street kids from the ghetto; he just added minor improvements