It is usually easier for female patients to get
their wishes for female nurses to do intimate procedures such
as urinary catheterizations on them since there are many more
female nurses than male nurses. There are usuaully no male nurses
in Labor & Delivery units at many hospitals so female patients
who go through childbirth can often be assured that they would
only have female nurses.
Many hospitals especially in rural areas cannot
guarantee a woman that she would have a female ob/gyn deliver
her baby if she wishes to because they often have more male
ob/gyns or not enough female ob/gyns. For example, one hospital
has two male ob/gyns and two female ob/gyns and that is a problem
because all of the doctors are on call.
Some female gynecologists do not undersand how
important modesty is to many women and their husbands. For example,
one female ob/gyn invited some medical students to come in for
a C-Section despite one woman's written request to not have
any medical students present. Birth of a child is supposed
to be a joyous time for both the woman and her husband.
Modesty is often disregarded when a woman gives birth. Some
people may assume women are too focused on the pain of childbirth
to be concerned about modesty, but that is not true.
One lady and her husband requested an all female ob/gyn surgical
team to be present for her hysterectomy. All of the medical
professionals were female except for one male scrub. The lady
saw him as she was being drugged. Just because you have a female
gynecologist for your surgery, there is no guarantee that there
will be no male medical professionals present. You must speak
up about your wishes and request that they tell you who all
will be present for your surgery. Check out OB/GYN
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Sometimes, ECG or other heart procedures can
expose too much of a woman's breasts. This is rarely an issue
with men because most of them don't care to be topless unless
they have conditions such as gynecomastia. Some men with gynecomastia
are embarrassed to be topless.
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