I cannot look my political and public health self in the eye if I do not sack up on this one. I endorse the blog format for conveying personal stories of a potentially embarrassing nature if they have the potential to demystify healthcare procedures. Anything that helps people to seek out medical care where there might otherwise be mental barriers is a GoodThing. Major, major props to Abel Pharmboy for liveblogging his vasectomy, Janet for blogging her mammogram (with additional public health followup) and Zuska for blogging a D&C.
Today I direct you to a somewhat more controversial topic.
If there is a decision for a medical procedure that is more sensitive than that for choosing an abortion, well, I can't imagine what it might be. I don't think I need to draw a map as to why it is important to have relatively-anonymous sources of information available.
This blog details "What to Expect When You Are Aborting". Why?
1. I spend a lot of time reading blogs. So when I found out i was knocked up I obviously googled "abortion blog". The shit that came up was absolutely awful and distasteful propaganda. I thought the next time some one googled it this might show up
2. I'm kind of lonely kind of scared. Need a way to organize my thoughts. This just felt natural.
Whoever you are, major props.
[h/t: Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde]