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Convictions About Intimate Procedures On Opposite Sex

This may be hard to believe, but there are some nursing & medical students, nurses, CNAs, and doctors who have convictions that they should not do intimate procedures on the opposite sex even in medical settings due to moral and religious reasons. Sadly, they are often looked down on. We feel they have the right to not do intimate procedures on the opposite sex based on convictions.

Because physicians can object to providing certain services based on their convictions such as prescribing birth control pills, we feel that this also applies to doing intimate procedures on the opposite sex. This falls in the category of conscience based exemptions.

Some male family practice physicians will not do breast exams, pelvic exams, or pap smears on women due to moral or religious convictions. The truth is many women go to an OB/Gyn for female health issues anyway. There is often at least one female doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant in the family practice that could do the women's health wellness exams anyway. The male family practice doctor could always refer the woman to a female doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician's Assistant in his practice.

There are also female family practice physicians who don't feel comfortable doing prostate and other male examinations. They could of course easily refer their male patients to a male doctor.

There are a number of specialties such as podiatry, ENT, and neurology where doctors do not have to perform intimate procedures.

We would love to hear from doctors, nurses, and/or medical/nursing students who have taken a bold stand in refusing to do intimate procedures on the opposite sex. and some tips you would offer to other doctors, nurses, and medical students who have the same convictions. It is very admirable for medical professionals to take a bold stand on this matter.

It is much easier for doctors especially family practice doctors to refuse to do intimate procedures on the opposite sex than medical & nursing students and nurses. It is more complicated for medical & nursing students and nurses to refuse to do intimate procedures on the opposite sex. Please click on the below links to see what you should do if you are a nurse or a medical/nursing student.

How Nurses Can Stand Up For Their Convictions

How Medical/Nursing Students Can Stand Up For Their Convictions



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