Women Should Avoid Male Doctors For Intimate Female Health Issues?
It is prudent for women to avoid male doctors
for intimate female health issues. It’s always a risk
to allow a male doctor to do intimate procedures such as colonoscopies,
pelvic exams, pap smears, rectal exams, and breast exams on
you. Countless male doctors have sexually abused female patients.
Check out Important
Information About Sexual Abuse By Male Doctors. Also, check
about how women can prevent sexual abuse in medical settings.
We strongly encourage women who have a male gynecologist to
switch to a female gynecologist. If your area does not have
any female gynecologists, you should look into driving to another
town even if you have to drive over an hour.
Reasons To Avoid Male
Doctors for Intimate Procedures:
1.) Countless male doctors have sexually abused
female patients during intimate examinations. Remember that
the nurse or assistant is present to "protect" the
doctor and will often be on the doctor's side. There have been
cases where female patients felt the male doctor went too far,
but the nurse or assistant felt he was simply doing thorough
examinations. There was one case where everything happened so
quickly that took the nurse off guard and she was not able to
report what happened until the female patient left. Check out
Chaperones Really Protect Patients? Do not forget that many
well-respected male doctors have sexually abused women.
2.) Male doctors are not morally above other men. Keep in mind
that the male doctor could be enjoying the exam as though he
was looking at pornography or a strip show, and then fantasizing
about it later on after he leaves work. It is very normal for
men to be aroused by seeing naked women and a male doctor is
no different. No amount of training can take the "man"
out of a male doctor. No matter how professional the male doctor
is, there is no chance that he could stay pure in his mind 100
percent of the time. Look at all of the sexual misconduct cases
OB/GYNs in the news.
3.) Male doctors could take pictures of women’s private
parts secretly without anyone ever knowing. A number of male
doctors have been involved in voyeurism. A well-respected male
Levy secretly took pictures of his patients with a pen camera
for a long time before he was arrested. He delivered many babies
and helped a lot of women with female health problems. Dr.
Levy got away with this unethical practice for many years.
Think how these women were further violated by having their
nude images being viewed by teams of police personnel. A doctor
in Britain used a spy watch to film himself sexually abusing
patients. See another
article about how the watch was used.
While it is true that some male doctors are very gentle,
keep in mind that many “gentle” male doctors have
sexually abused women. If you feel that your female
gynecologist is too rough, just look for another female doctor
or mid-level provider.
Be prepared to cancel your appointment if your female doctor
is not available for some reason. Make sure that you
look closely at the patient paperwork and make sure you do not
sign something that guarantees payment of "cancelled"
appointments. Never accept a male doctor who may fill
in for your female doctor. One lady who drove an hour for an
appointment for a physical exam with a female doctor arrived
at the doctor’s office discovered that her female doctor
was out sick. The receptionist informed her that she could see
a male doctor and she agreed for two reasons. First reason was
because she thought that he would not really do anything intimate
since she was not due for a pap smear. The second reason was
because she had taken some time off work and did not want to
take more time off work to reschedule the appointment to see
the female doctor. It turned out that it was a big mistake because
he pushed her into having breast exam, rectal exam, and pap
smear. She felt so violated. She shared her concerns with the
nurse who was present and she said that the male doctor always
did thorough exams. It is very typical for a nurse to defend
Beware that you could be required to sign a dual provider agreement
if you see a female Nurse Practitioner in a male gynecologist’s
office. Look at an example of a
dual provider care policy in a practice with male gynecologist
and female Nurse Practitioner. This means that a male doctor
could end up being a part of your appointment.
Always make sure that you will have a female doctor or mid-level
provider before you change into your gown even if your appointment
was made with a female provider. A male doctor could fill in
for a female provider at last minute without your knowledge.