Married lesbian denied hysterectomy “if future male partner wants children” – World News

Rachel Champ and his wife, Karen, left the appointment in tears after they were denied surgery because she could “change her sexual preference” at any time when she complained to the doctor.

The lesbian has accused the doctor of medical homophobia after being denied hysterectomy in case he decides to leave his wife because of the man.
Rachel and wife Karen were shocked and angry after seeing the doctor

A married lesbian has accused a doctor of medical homophobia after being denied hysterectomy in case she decides to leave his wife because of her husband.

Upset sales agent Rachel Champ suffered from excessive menstrual cramps from her first menstrual cycle when she was just ten years old.

The doctor denied the 27-year-old from Longwood, Ireland, because he might change his sexual preference in the future.

Her mother took her to the doctor because of Rachel’s unusual pain, but she told her the pain was normal, and she eventually prescribed Rachel painkillers and birth control pills when she was 12 years old.

Over the years, Rachel’s symptoms worsened with seizures, migraines, nausea, severe lower back pain, and leg pain during both ovulation and menstruation.

He could not believe why the doctor denied him a hysterectomy


Rachel has suffered from excessive menstrual cramps since childhood


He was even bedridden for nearly a month in 2020, spending three weeks from March to June unable to get out of bed. His current wife, Karen, 28 – with whom she married in June this year – brought her food and painkillers.

It wasn’t until Rachel was 25 when the doctor doing her test told her what she had always suspected – that her pain was anything but normal. He was referred to a male gynecologist who separated him and said he only needed pain treatment.

But after Rachel was admitted to A&E in such severe pain that she couldn’t stand and vomited, a CT scan showed she had cysts in her ovaries and had polycystic ovaries.

“I feel like I’m missing not only a lot because of the pain I’ve suffered in my life,” Rachel said.

“The pain I experience affects all aspects of my life. I miss work, college, and social events. My life – including my wedding – is planned at the start of my period because I know I can’t get out of bed.”

Rachel and Karen got married in June


Her gynecologist continued to resign, demanding that she did not need surgery because of the cysts.

Over the next three years, Rachel underwent several ultrasounds, MRI and CT scans to monitor for cysts and confirm their rupture, as well as laparoscopy – drilling of the ovaries – and frequent blood tests.

Last week, while visiting the hospital last week, he asked another doctor with whom he discussed the possibility of decapeptyl injections, which would cause temporary menopause. However, the doctor needed a supervisor to sign the injections – and in the end it was the same gynecologist.

“He sat down in front of me and my wife and told me that decapeptyl wouldn’t be an option for me because it’s not a long-term solution for me my age,” Rachel said.

“I didn’t go to this meeting to ask for a hysterectomy. Since I’ve tried most of the less invasive options, I simply asked if a hysterectomy would be considered an option if I tried her suggestions, but they still didn’t.

Rachel has now filed a complaint with the doctor


“He first told me it wouldn’t be an option because of my age. He said I was too young to consider such a drastic decision. He said he had never done a hysterectomy for my age and he wasn’t going to do it. Either.

“She said the conversation would be different if I were 45, but because I’m so young and have more than 15 years of fertility left, she wouldn’t see it as an option.”

Rachel and Karen explained to the doctor that because they could not get pregnant naturally, they would either choose infertility treatments for Karen or adopt children.

“I was very open to her and I told her that the pain can be so severe and it has such a big impact on my life that sometimes I wish I wasn’t alive instead of having to experience another moment of pain,” Rachel said. .

– Word for word, he said I don’t want you to regret it if circumstances change for you, maybe you leave your partner, your sexual orientation changes, you meet someone and he wants children.

Rachel said this was the moment she knew she couldn’t discuss this further with her.

“We were both in shock, frankly,” he said. “We both left the meeting in tears about how I had been treated and how our relationship was treated.

“We felt that when he pointed out that my sexual orientation might change and I could meet a man who wanted children, we knew there was no real conversation here.

“I felt powerless, abandoned and completely deprived of my autonomy to make decisions out of my own body.”

Rachel added that she hopes her story can help shed light on some of the medical discrimination that still exists.

“I hope it means that someone else is not being treated in the same way as I am. In particular, I hope it also highlights the extra hurdles the LGBTQ community faces in trying to get medical treatment and how doctors’ prejudices can have devastating consequences.”

“I would like to think that some healthcare providers could read this and consider their own prejudices and what they can do to ensure that their prejudices do not negatively affect the lives of their patients.”

Rachel has filed a complaint about that doctor and is now considering private health care in London.

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