Its not unusual for women to say or shout something while having an IUD inserted.
IUDinsertions can be pretty painful for some people, a nurse at a womens health care clinic in the Midwest tellsElite Daily. Ive heard a lot of curse words while doing IUDinsertions. Ive had people curse at me, which I never take personally.
The nurse, who goes by the name Dream Ghoul on Twitter (and asked we not use her real name or location because shedid not want to implicate her place of employment), spoke with me for Elite Daily and admitted that womens health care is under attack right now, something anyonefollowing the GOPs American Health Care Act (AHCA) plan and President Donald Trumps reported plan to take away birth control coverageis all too familiar with.
But while doing an IUD insertion on Friday, something came out of one patients mouth.
As the IUD was going in, the patient apparently shouted, F*CK YOU, PAUL RYAN.
Iabsolutely have never heard something so funny as when some girl shouted, F*ck you, Paul Ryan!’ Dream Ghoul tellsElite Daily.
Paul Ryan is the Republican Speaker of the House who wasbehind the AHCA push to repeal and replace Obamacare. Twenty-threemillion people would lose insurance by 2026 under the AHCA, according to the nonpartisanCongressional Budget Offices report.
Its because of Ryanthat many women are fearing losing health care coverage.
This has been a worry since the election of Trump and the majority-Republican Congress. Former President Barack Obamacared about all women having contraceptives, but the Republicans are kinda taking the opposite route here.
Because of this fear, many women have opted to get IUDs because they can last longer than a presidential term.
[Patients]bring up the political situation; reproductive health care is really under attack in this country right now, Dream Ghoul says. So people bring that up in our clinicbut never in such a loud way.
After the woman screamed at Paul Ryan during her IUD insertion, she apologized profusely for swearing.
But we were pretty much in hysterics, Dream Ghoul admitsabout the staff.
[The threat to womens health care is]something thats constantly on our minds, and to have it released in such a way was such comic relief for all of us that we really needed, she tells Elite Daily.
While it was a hilarious moment, what made it funny was really very serious.
Its a funny thing, she says, Dream Ghoul said, but the issue behind it is not that funny, and thats the fact that we see so many patients who are not sure if theyre going to have reproductive services in the future, so women feel like theyre forced into getting these long-acting contraceptives when it might not be the right choice for their bodies.
Feeling like you have to get an IUD because youre going to lose health insurance is a way that your choice of what to do with your body is getting taken away.
If youre feeling pressured to get an IUD based on the political climate, thats not good, Dr.Diane Horvath-Cosper,Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow at Physicians for Reproductive Health, previously told Elite Dailylast fall after the election.
Dream Ghouls tweet about the patients political shout quickly got thousands of retweets all of which happened while she was still working, so she logged back on at the end of the day just to see the masses of responses.
She said she hasnt gotten too many trolls or negative responses. She believes thats probably because so many people are just as fed up with the current situationfor womens health.