Last week I made an appointment with my OB/GYN to get a contraceptive IUD inserted.
Yeah, I know that was too much information, but stick with me.
A few days after I made the appointment a patient information form arrived stating that I needed to complete it before my procedure.
The personal information being requested was, among other things, my relationship status.
The form asked if I am: Married, Separated, Single, Divorced, De Facto, Widowed or Same Sex Partner. And while other questions on the form were marked as optional, such as religion, relationship status was not.
What possible reason could there be to ascertain my relationship status before inserting a contraceptive device?