True Life: Do You Feel Uncomfortable with a Male Gynecologist?
Recently Extra host and “Dancing With the Stars” alum, Maria Menounos, revealed to Howard Stern that she was assaulted by two doctors, one of them being a male gynecologist. Ever since then she has had a fear of doctors. This incident made us wonder, since most women see a gynecologist at least once a year, and our readers are primarily women, do our readers have any qualms or reservations about having a male doctor examine their most intimate body part? We took to our Facebook and Twitter pages to see what our lovely Noirettes had to say about this issue. Check out the very varied responses.
@NSquared72: Ever since I saw “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle” ions ago, I was like…nope! And that was before I started seeing one!
@TiffTalks I’m hesitant to die from an aggressive form of female cancer. Doc’s knowledge & bedside manner matters more than gender.
Vicskeyas: Nope, I figure he is a professional and should behave as such
Linda: No.. As long as he is professional… And I don’t hear any moaning…
Michele: Heck no. I love my Gyno. He’s delivered all 3 of my children!
Yvette: Maybe just a little… when it comes to looking down there… it’s just so open… :0)
Medina: Nope! Not @ all! I find them to actually be gentler.
Tiffany: It was weird at first, but I figured if my mom trusted him with her health then I could do the same. He also has the best beside manner that I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
Porsha: I personally prefer a woman because she has the same parts as me and can better understand the female perspective.
Lauretta: Well to me it would be a bit embarrassing and nerve wreaking to go to a male gynecologist regardless of the fact that he is a doctor. I get too many bad memories of creepy male doctors as it is. I would feel a little more comfortable with a female gynecologist then a male.
Dejonnee: I prefer female. However there wasn’t a chance that I would see one when I was in the Navy. I had no choice but to see a male gyno. What’s sad is, back then we went through 3 of them, because occasionally they would brag about information, detailing women’s conditions and making fun of them.
Mariotta: I’ve always had a female ob/gyn & have appreciated the discussions about female issues. However, I don’t think that male ob/gyns are not good or able to be good providers.
Layla: No especially if he’s cute!
Wytonia: I agree with Porsha. A male doctor may have better bedside manner but would prefer to explain my PMS with another female not male. He’s not going to understand my pain…
Roberta: well it don’t help when u see your first gyno on tv a few weeks later for bad behavior in his office …when i was a teen……but now nurses have to be present so i feel much better….
JC: Nope. I had a female doctor and she was just really cold and indifferent. Did make me feel welcome or comfortable at all. My male doctor made me feel at ease day one. As long as he is practicing I will be seeing him.
Courtney: I don’t have a preference but a man only knows a woman based on a book, what they have been taught. A female has first hand knowledge. This is more credible than a book.
Diondria: Nope, it doesn’t matter to me as long as the doc is good. My current gyno happens to be a female, but that is because my friend referred me, and she has proven to be an excellent doctor!
Alia: I prefer a competent doctor! Now if it’s between two excellent candidates & 1 is a man & 1 is a woman ….I’m going w/ the woman.
Jacquie: I prefer a man. I have had 3 MALE OBGYNs. For me a female would be judgmental about my cookie.
Kristal: I feel more comfortable with a female ob/gyn than a male ob/gyn because I can talk to her more openly. Dr. Driver is such a nice person and easy to talk to. She makes me forget that I even though I’m covered up, my private parts are hanging up in the air for the whole world to see. LOL
Kokoa: Not at all. I love my obgyn! I had a male deliver my baby. He was professional, gentle and never makes me feel like a heaux when discussing my sexual history. I ♥ Dr. Silver and only plan to see male doctors in the future.
Jenee: I’ve had two. The first time I was 13 and I was so nervous I didn’t even care. The second guy gave me my first pap smear and it seemed like he was down there forever and it hurt like hell. I like my female Dr better. I prefer a female b/c women are more sensitive and can relate. No man has ever had to lay down on a table with his legs open and have a stranger look up his hole and have a cold metal object stuck in it. As far as gynos go, I feel more comfortable having someone do to me what has been done to them before. 🙂
Sarita: I have never and will never see a male gynecologist; the thought of it makes me want to pass out. No maa’m .. No way in hell. There is just something unsettling about a man poking in and out of me especially during the dreaded pap smear tests. *shakes in fear*.
Shari: I prefer a male…I’ve had a bad experience with female gynecologist.
Natalie: My GYN is a male and I’m very comfortable with him. I like him a lot and he’s funny.
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