A Brief History Of The Pregnancy Test
Some Final Thoughts
After unraveling the strange history of pregnancy tests from Piss Prophets to rats to digital tests, it seems the modern pregnancy test offers women more convenience and privacy. But I can point to at least one area where it could directly interfere with womens' civil liberties.
In many states, women wrestlers are required to provide a negative pregnancy test within days or weeks before every match—at the athlete’s time and expense. And according to the World Boxing Association (WBA), “Female boxers shall provide a negative pregnancy test prior to each championship bout in addition to all other medical tests required by the local boxing authorities.”
Such rules could be seen as a gross violation of privacy and a form of sex discrimination. And maybe it's just me, but I'd rather discuss acceptable levels of physical activity with my own doctor instead of the WBA.