Have you ever heard of or personally experienced a male physician who would perform PAP smears or pelvic/breast exams without a chaperone?
Many, many, times.
I had a male OB doctor who did exams without another person in the room, he also ended up being the doctor on call then night I delivered. Didn't really have a problem or felt uncomfortable at any point but understand why some would want one.
Of course. Doctors are professionals.
We are past those decades.
My wife has had obgyns who did not have nurses in the room during her exams. It didn’t occur to her until much later that it might have been a problem, after another obgyn insisted on it. But she didn’t personally have any problems or feel uncomfortable.
No, my last male doc always had his nurse in the room with him. I prefer a female GYN now for many reasons.
FOTD-the male doctor I’m referring to was actually stalked by one of his patients. She came to his door with a gun. Washington Post ran the story. Dude was smoking hot. She served time.
I’m 61. This was the norm in the 70s and 80s. Never gave it a second thought.
Ditto, although I’m older.
I once worked with a doctor who did this. He felt the patient resented the presence of the chaperone during such a personal exam where very personal questions may be asked.
No. I don’t have a male OB/Gyn but the two times I was in the ER for pregnancy related issues and the one time a male performed a pelvic ultrasound, women were present. I can’t speak for all though.
In this age do you feel a chaperone (third person) should be present for such an exam regardless of the sex of the doctor?
Personally, no but I understand why the doctors would want to have a chaperone. For transparency, I’ve never felt comfortable with men examining me. It’s from my upbringing.
Ebola, I have a female and she always asks me if I would prefer her nurse present.