Since my husband is officially retired from the military (finally) we had to shift insurance plans a bit.
So we were in someone's office today, filling out paper work, answering questions, etc. It came down to me to address my primary care doctors - so I have a general practitioner, but I didn't know who it was. The woman looked it up - and noticed I haven't gone to the Dr in a long time. At least 5 years. Then, she had to look up my OB/GYN to see if the referral was in place. It wasn't. So then there were more questions - and what it came down to is I had to figure out my GYN - not an OB/GYN. (Ob is Obstetrics = pregnancy).
I had to leave that line blank - no GYN for me. I don't go, ever. I don't engage in yearly poke-around exams. I don't see the point.
Needless to say - that woman gave me a hard time. Seriously, she criticized me like she was my mother. Why is it that big of a deal? If I have a problem, I got to the Dr. The last thing I did was deliver a baby and then have my tubes tied in 2006.
So that made me curious - how many women actually GO to their GYN *once a year* and get all that stuff done?