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29th-Dec-2009 06:19 pm
Winter Snowglobe

Ladies, do you prefer your gynecologist to be male or female?

No Preference
29th-Dec-2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
I don't have a gyno but my gen (who does my paps) is female and I prefer that.
30th-Dec-2009 01:05 am (UTC)
I prefer them to be competent. ;)

I figure any dude who does this for a living has looked up so many vaginas that mine isn't going to make the slightest impact on him at all.
30th-Dec-2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Exactly, this is how I feel. I mean, they study for years for this stuff, and look at snatches all day, I think they're pretty well-versed at it (at least I hope they are D:!)
2nd-Jan-2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I agree too. I had both so I don't care.
30th-Dec-2009 01:32 am (UTC)
I've always felt that I wanted my ob/gyn to have the same parts I do.

I'll elaborate on that a bit. It isn't because I feel uncomfortable having a male doctor looking up my vagina. It's because I want my ob/gyn to know what it feels like to have cramps, or feel emotional when hormones are running high, or any of the other myriad things that only someone who is female can understand.

Edited at 2009-12-30 01:35 am (UTC)
30th-Dec-2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Eh, I've only ever had pap smears with my regular male doctor. They're painful as heck, so I was skeptical, but mom swears that he's one of the best people to do it that she's had. Eh. Either way, the #1 impression that you'd get from him is "gentle" after talking for him for thirty seconds, so I'm fine with him, and don't really mind male or female.
30th-Dec-2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I've only had three or so, and they'v ebeen pretty uncomfortable. Scraping the cervix is never really pleasant. x_x
30th-Dec-2009 11:06 am (UTC)
i know it shouldn't matter, but it does.
30th-Dec-2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
I had several different male OB/GYNs when I was younger, and I found that they were often dismissive and abrupt. Just my personal experience and not meant to imply that all male GYNs are that way. It may have been the time (late 70s, early 80s). I've had better luck with female GYNs in recent years, so I want to stick with what works, if possible.
30th-Dec-2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
I don't care either way as long as they're good doctors. My last gynae was male and more caring than most female doctors I've consulted.
30th-Dec-2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Um... just a point... isn't the 'Ladies' bit of your question a bit redundant? Or are there gynaecologists for men, that I don't know about??

Just sayin'....
30th-Dec-2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
It doesn't actually matter but I've had one REALLY horrible female one and one really wonderful male one and... that's colored my opinion a little bit.
31st-Dec-2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I've had both...both of them were good doctors. Females just make me feel more comfortable. I'm always uncomfortable around men.
31st-Dec-2009 02:08 am (UTC)

From my past experience in the 20 years that I have gone to a gynecologist, I prefer men over women. The women ones I have seen have been absolutely horrible. They were extremely rough with me and rude. With the ones that were rough with me during the exams, I told them that and they would say something like 'oh, that shouldn't be hurting you'. WTF. The men doctors I have had were actually more understanding and not as rough. The general reaction to questions was different too. If I would ask the women doctors something they acted like it was something I should have already known and a couple would even say so. The male doctors on the other hand would answer my questions without making me feel like an idiot for asking. So yeah, I really do not like women gynecologists. lol With that said, there are probably some good women gynecologists out there. I have not come across any and probably won't since I now only look for and go to male gynecologists.
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