It’s time. You have to make an appointment with a gynecologist.
So, you do it, and you’re lying on the bed with nothing on but a flimsy gown and a sheet across your legs. It’s cold. You’ve been waiting for a minute or two and you’re getting anxious, but then it’s time. You scoot to the very end and put your feet in the stirrups. UNCOMFORTABLE. Did I mention the gown was flimsy? Drafty, too. In these settings, things are clinical and cold and you are just ready to get it over with.
The only thing that can offer some warmth, make you feel more comfortable and set you at ease is the doctor, your gynecologist. Many women are turning to female gynecologists to meet that need.
It’s not that males do not have the same qualifications as female gynecologists, they do. There are plenty of people who use male doctors.
Just as there are certain criteria you would choose in your general practitioner, there are also some qualities that you seek specifically from your gynecologist.
One reason why female gynecologists are more popular is due to the younger generation.
Rebecca C. Brightman, clinical instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York’s Mount Sinai of School of Medicine said, “Younger women do not want to go to a man in his 50s and 60s…”. It’s their preference, as they are at their peak reproductive years and want to feel safe and connected when discussing such intimate matters.
This trend seems to follow on through to the older generation as well.
That feeling of safety follows through as we age. Older women prefer to use a female gynecologist because they feel more comfortable discussing reproductive issues with someone who may have a similar personal experience.
Let’s set aside the generational aspect and review some basic reasons that make more women choose a female gynecologist.
• Common Ground—As we age, our bodies go through a lot of changes, mostly due to our reproductive system. Menopause, and all that comes with it, is more comfortable to discuss with a female gynecologist who might understand better rather than a male simply because of shared experiences.
• The “Ick” Factor—There’s a lot going on down there and if you have an imbalance or an STD, a female gynecologist may make it more relatable and easier for you to talk about symptoms. There is less fear of judgement with a female gynecologist.
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