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 most 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
assure 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.
It is our goal to work with female ob/gyns because
many of them don't understand how important modesty is to some
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. Some women opt to have home births with
midwives. Home births are good for women who have low risk pregnancies.
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
ob/gyn 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. See some OB/GYN
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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