New Gynocologist ???

Scents Of Peace
on Dec 22, 2006 @ 02:02 am

Okay, we ALL hate this necessary evil, so here's my question . . . What do you look for in a gynocologist ? Outside of personality, I was wondering what most women prefer - male or female and why ?

6 Replies

Female, just cause. on Dec 25, 2006 @ 02:27 pm

I think most women would feel like another worman would most understand their feminine concerns., after all, they have the same anatomy! I guess also I just wouldn't feel comfortable having a male doctor poke me down there.

I've had both... on Dec 28, 2006 @ 11:22 am

I've had several experiences with both, mainly for pregnancy/delivery. The male doctors were actually gentler, I think because they are scared of hurting you. The women on the other hand were less careful; I could almost hear them thinking "get over it lady, we've all been there!" Having said that, they were able to anticipate some of my questions and concerns better, and yes, I was overall more comfortable talking to a woman about certain things. My feeling would be that it absolutely comes down to the individual doctor and I don't really care about the gender. Well, if I'm truly honest, it's that I have had 3 babies and in each case I had several doctors from each practice check me out, plus the residents and other hospital staff, so I'm way beyond embarassment anyway.

Ali de Bold
I've had both too on Jan 04, 2007 @ 11:22 am

I think it depends on the person. Overall, I prefer a woman though I've never had a bad experience with a man. I also prefer it not to be my family doctor doing those kinds of examinations because if he knows me well I'd rather him not know all of me. I just find it awkward.

Female preferred... on Jan 09, 2007 @ 04:30 pm

Yea I prefer a female because I feel like she would better understand what I mean when I say things since she has the same anatomy. I have never had a bad experience with a male gynecologist but I definitely have to say that the comfort level was much higher with a female.

Looking for a new doc... on Jan 25, 2007 @ 02:25 pm

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Scents Of Peace
Interesting feedback ! on Feb 03, 2007 @ 12:37 am

The reason I asked was because I've had both - both good, both bad.

When I delivered my son, I had a woman OB, but later switched to a male GYN and currently see a male. The woman doc was nice enough and professional to the hilt, but I felt that she had the "I'm a woman too, so toughen up" attitude. I was in my twenties and a high-risk pregnancy so I didn't stay with her any longer than I had to afterwards. Later, I had a health scare while under the care of a male GYN that required emergency surgery. Both he and his partner were the gentlest and most considerate I've ever seen and treated me like I was made of glass. I had excellant care . . .

Now I see a male GYN, and although he seems to be a great doc and easy to get along with, I haven't figured him out yet. My one peeve is that he doesn't feel the need to "warn" you when he's about to do something. I guess to keep you from flintching ?? Other than that . . . we get along just fine ;-)

I agree with Misschickie about not having my family doctor being the same for those issues. I also agree with Mamaluv about her comments concerning gender and had the same experiences. I guess to sum it up the ideal doc would have the knowledge of a woman, but a healthy fear of hurting you that a man has !

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