do you prefer a male or female ob/gyn?

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Registered: 02-20-2007
do you prefer a male or female ob/gyn?
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Thu, 02-28-2008 - 11:08am

do you prefer a male or female ob/gyn?



  • prefer male
  • prefer female
  • don't care


You will be able to change your vote.


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Registered: 10-29-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 11:14am

I've had both....my only qualification is that they are actually an OB/GYN...I had some insurance once that wouldn't allow me to go to one for my anual, my PCP had to do it.....NEVER AGAIN! I will pay out of pocket to have someone do it that does it multiple times a day haha. Ok, I lied...I have 2 qualifications...they can't be a creepy old man either ahah.

Steph


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Registered: 04-08-2004
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 11:34am
I, myself, prefer a female. Men don't have what we have (LOL)! I have never been to a male OBGYN as I feel no one should look at my parts but my DH. I think it's an embarrasement(sp) issue with me. I got pregnant with my first daughter at the tender age of 18 (Got pregnant my graduation night! Barely made it out of high school!! LOL) and I had never been to an OBGYN for anything before that. So, needless to say, I was scared out of my wits! I had a midwife for her birth and my other 2 children as well and I wouldn't have it any other way. Now that I am TTC #4, I have already picked my OBGYN and, of course, she's female. Couldn't find a midwife this go around.

Denise

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Registered: 12-26-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 11:35am
I dont really care, as long as they have a good beside manner and are gentle. I have found though that some males are actually more gentle than the females...I love my male OBGYN! He is great! Very mild mannered, has twins at home and is just a super nice guy.

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 11:54am


Same here!


I realize its ageist, but I just don't want an old man touching my body or private parts.


Although I actually prefer men doctors, but they need to be younger. Age discrimination, I know...

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 11:55am

I used to see female ob/gyns exclusively, but I've started to notice they are very smug and seem to think they have a monopoly on this profession. Like they can be as rude or bad a doctor as they want, as long as they are a woman they will have patients. Well that attitude doesn't fly with me.


I'm looking for a male ob/gyn now.

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Registered: 12-26-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 2:25pm
I know exactly what you mean! The ONE time I went to a female a few years ago for my well woman and to discuss IUI etc (needless to say we didnt start trying then), she rushed me through my appt, jabbed me with the speculum and just didnt really seem interested in listening to my questions.


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Registered: 01-15-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 2:57pm
I honestly have no preference.

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 3:37pm


This place I was going to did rush us through our appts. They have tons of patients. Calling their office, you can only leave a message and never talk to a live person. Leave a message and wait hours or days to get a phone call back. I read somewhere that male ob/gyns don't have as many patients as female ob/gyns do. Perhaps it might be different with a male ob/gyn. I get the feeling that lots of ob/gyns go into this field because they like the excitement of labor and delivery, babies, etc.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 02-28-2008 - 7:05pm

I don't have much of a preference as long as the person is at least a good doctor with at least pretty good bedside manners.

That said, I stopped going to a female OB/GYN because it was so hard to get an appointment or get any questions answered there. What a pain! And, yes, sometimes the exam didn't exactly tickle.

I found a group practice with very good male and female doctors. Made it much easier to get an appointment. The main doc I see there is male. While I was pregnant, I got to see one of each doctor in the practice--they encourage that in order to familiarize you with the doctor that might be on call when you give birth. Each was fine, but I actually liked the male doctors better. Turned out my main doc was the one present for my daughter's birth. Overall a very good experience with that doctor.

Deb


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Registered: 11-24-2007
Sat, 03-01-2008 - 12:31pm

I actually had only seen a nurse practitioner at my OBGYN office up until we started our first IVF cycle. (We're doing IVF to avoid a genetic disorder that I carry.) She was the only lady in the office, (All of the GYN's were men.) and, at the time, that was a big deal to me. Then, at our IVF new px appt, the RE wanted to go ahead and do the STD culture and maybe something else. (I really don't remember.) But, the point being, I was *not* prepared to drop my drawers for

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