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Unread 03-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Male OBGYN with a female name

Originally Posted by Arlynn
You have a pet kangaroo. You have a choice of two veterinarians. Both have studied kangaroos, but one actually has a pet kangaroo of her own. Which would you prefer to treat your kangaroo--the man who's rather extensive knowledge is all second hand, or the woman who knows what it's like to live with one?
I would choose the one who has studied and worked with my kangaroo's specific problems more extensively. I think someone who has her own kangaroo might be more likely to assume that all kangaroos are like her kangaroo. If her kangaroo never caused her any problems, she might not take my kangaroo's problems seriously.

Or I would take whichever kangaroo doctor was available to take patients. I want my kangaroo dealt with ASAP.

I still think it's sexist, and unnecessarily sexualizing the relationship, to prefer a female doctor over a male doctor, based on no other data. JMHO, though. Do whatcha like.
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Unread 03-06-2008, 01:51 PM
Male OBGYN with a female name

Here's how I feel about it. An oncologist doesn't have to have had cancer to be able to understand and treat cancer patients; a heart specialist doesn't have to have heart problems to be able to understand and treat heart patients; a Gyn doesn't have to be female to understand and treat female patients.

I choose my doctors based on their abilities and not their sex or their name.
Unread 03-06-2008, 09:29 PM
Male OBGYN with a female name

For myself, it depends more on the individual and not the gender but I can understand why some women would prefer a female gyn or doctor in general. Some women are simply more comfortable working with and being seen by female clinicians.

Goodness knows there are plenty of women out there who have had traumatic experiences involving men. This could very well be a factor in why so many women feel safer and more comfortable with female clinicians.

I have had and worked with (I work most often in the medical arena) female clinicians whom I adore and others I wouldn't want to meet again. The same with male clinicians.

Bottom line is, follow your heart and gut and do whatever feels right for you as an individual.

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Unread 03-07-2008, 08:33 PM
Male OBGYN with a female name

Hi Hystersisters!!

Response to the reply by Wvuvavt: Exactly……...thank you for clarifying the topic of my original post!!!

Response to the reply by Arlynn: Your pet kangaroo analogy was humorous......thanks for the laugh!

Have a good day!

Hugs, Irish Bridie

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