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I am truly sorry if that my comment caused upset for you! Yes, it was offensive. And in this society, when someone looks at a youthful face on a pregnant woman who is not wearing a ring, yes, we are often treated with disrespect.
Even now, people look at my son and I ask if I'm babysitting when they see no ring. Or they ask how old he is, then how old I am. Or they ask if he has a daddy, etc. So, when I stated that I was treated in that fashion, that is precisely what I meant: I was treated with extreme disrespect.
From my ob/gyn showing up late to my appointments, to not remembering me or our previous discussions, to scheduling me while on-call, to throwing pills at me, to assuming that I did no research into my pregnancy options, to providing inadequate dumbed-down answers to my questions.
I have a deep respect and admiration for any woman who educates herself and takes responsibility for herself and her family; and this particularly includes teen mothers. I wouldn't be here otherwise. :)
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