Women have a difficult time in this world. We always have. It’s not that men always have it easy, but as women we seem to get an especially difficult load of “stuff.”
Yes, this post is especially for women. First of all, I am one. Second, I’m an OB-Gyn physician, so the patients I see and care for are women. Men have their issues, but this is about you and me, girlfriend!
Just think of all the things we have to worry about:
- Periods every month for up to 40 years, with their associated inconvenience and the physical and mental symptoms than come with them.
- Pregnancy. As one of my step-daughters said, “Growing a human is hard work!”
- No pregnancy. Infertility is not exclusively a female concern, but we certainly carry the brunt of the physical and emotional load when this becomes a problem.
- Preventing pregnancy. Whether fair or not, decisions and use of contraception fall mostly on our shoulders.