Male Doctors Are Disappearing From Gynecology And Some People Think That's A Problem

Submitted by: fancylad 6 months ago in News & Politics Science


The male population is drastically shrinking every year and it won't be long before they're all gone, but is that a good thing?

An excerpt from the Los Angeles Times:

Some patients wait until Dr. Jerome Chelliah snaps on his gloves to make the request. Others blurt it out as soon as he walks in the exam room.

“I’d rather see a female doctor,” they say.

Chelliah thinks he can be a sensitive obstetrician-gynecologist even though he’s a man. But he has no choice but to comply.

“I’ve been rejected many times over,” he said. “As a person of color, I face discrimination in other ways, but it’s not so blatant.… People have no problem saying they don’t want you.”

Chelliah is in a field of medicine where all the patients are female, and it’s more possible than ever for them to demand female doctors.

In 1970, 7% of gynecologists were women. Now 59% are.

Some men fear the falling number of male OB-GYNs could eventually lead to them being excluded from the specialty. They believe this is not only unfair, but also has subtle ramifications that go beyond patients’ comfort on the examination table.

It's a perspective that garners little sympathy among women who had to fight for entrance into the male-dominated world of medicine.

“Nobody was worried at all that there weren’t enough women in OB” in the 1970s, said Dr. Barbara Levy, an OB-GYN who trained then. “Nobody paid any attention to us.”

The debate about male OB-GYNs taking place in universities and doctors’ offices across the country has stoked concern and resentment among men and women, creating the ultimate collision of medicine and gender politics.
There are 32 comments:
Male 906
Keep in mind a recent study that asserts that female MD"s have better patient outcomes.
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Male 469
toetagmodel2 The study that mixed specialities right and left? No wonder when they have less risky specializations.
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Male 2,603
This comes down to the who is better, this is plain discrimination If she just walked in and asked for a doctor and did no research she could be giving up the best doctor for a second rater and not know it. If in any other situation it would be unacceptable for this to happen. Where are the liberals calling this out? I have had female doctors and expect that they will be just as professional as a male doctor. And before you say it, yes they have had to look at my "nether regions".
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Male 8,672
casaledana " yes they have had to look at my "nether regions". 

Voluntarily? 
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Male 2,603
LordJim   Not sure what your point is but yes.
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Male 7,276
Slide down
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Male 2,172
Some patients wait until Dr. Jerome Chelliah snaps on his gloves to make the request. Others blurt it out as soon as he walks in the exam room.

I don't really mind patients expressing themselves.

But making the appointment, and then cancelling the appointment after your doctor sets aside time for you and walks into the room??? That's just rude. 
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Male 417
bliznik In some health systems you make an appointment with a department but don't necessarily know which doctor you will have until you get there. This could be one of those. 
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Male 2,126
taxidriver where I go there is the option to specify gender and language.  I’ll bet that is almost universal.
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Male 2,172
taxidriver Hmm, that's possible. I've never heard of those health systems before. That's kind of a bad system if that health system also allows someone to make a game-day decision to change their doctor.
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Male 2,603
bliznik  It is very rude and costs the doctor time and money. I can't get a reservation at a hotel and cancel  the day of the reservation or they will what to charge me anyway.
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Male 8,672
Seriously . if a woman doesn't want a strange bloke delving into her lady garden that's perfectly reasonable. 
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Male 906
LordJim Bottom line is that what i have in my pants just doesn"t matter. We are all professionals who consider your genitals with clinical indifference. Male or Female it doesn"t matter as long as you are healthy. I can assess a penis as a nurse just as well as a vagina. 
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Male 3,975
LordJim 
Then they should not make an appointment with a male doctor, or at the time they are making the appointment they should state they'd like a female doctor.
Better still, get off their lazy asses and RESEARCH a medical practice, choose a doctor, then make an appointment with that doctor.
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Male 2,126
captkangaroo yea, I didn’t get the problem.  Who did they think they were making an appointment with?
I think in this case it was a race issue or a discomfort with the individual.
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Male 8,672
captkangaroo That is very reasonable .

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Male 8,672
My uncle was a gynecologist.He's retired now but still likes to keep his hand in.
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Male 5,110
I'm going to have to numb you down there....num, num, num, num.
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811
Some women prefer female gynos, and some prefer male. A friend of mine said she preferred male gynos because she found them gentler with 'the goods' when doing an examination.

But come on, guy, it's ONE SINGLE specialty in the wide variety on offer in medicine, including the counterpart for men, Urology (which has the occasional female patient, but is basically "gynos for blokes"). There's no young boy that grows up saying "I wanna be a snatch doctor, and anything else is failure!"
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Female 1
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Male 938
Tell the male gynos to become proctologists, after all the only difference between them and the gynocologists is their point of view!!!


:-D
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Male 938
I'm no gynocologist, but I'll take a look at it for you :-)
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Male 44,429
Too easy for women to accuse the man of misbehavior in the gyno world.
Men are best in other areas of medicine.
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Male 17,658
I would much prefer a female proctologist. If I'm going to have to get fingered, I'd want a woman. Not a particularly attractive woman though. Wouldn't want to get a boner.
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Male 938
Draculya Had my prostate checked not too long ago

I didn't know whether to cry or cum!!

:D
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Male 5,900
stifler both maybe?
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Male 938
rumham I won't lie, when I got home I had a pretty solid wank.

It was mostly lesbians, but there was a pizza delivery dude at one point.


XD
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Male 2,126
stifler well, I will have to really work at getting *that* visual out of my head...

pornhub, here I come.
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