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#381298 - 01/02/12 08:06 PM Doctors and the gender double standard of abuse
just me Offline

Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 198
The gender double standard is alive and well...if the doctor was male and the patient female........
(Not a very new story but its still a hot blog topic and I didn't find it covered here.)
TRIGGER WARNING - the uneasy feeling many have going into surgery and being exposed...well it may be justified....scary!!!! (at least to me)

Interesting blogger on this and other medical modesty topics:

Interesting, found this blog that has 46 running installments on the medical exam modesty topic of bioethics...interesting stuff!
Volume #1:
Volume #46:

Edited by just me (01/02/12 09:02 PM)
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#381337 - 01/03/12 10:05 AM Re: Doctors and the gender double standard of abuse [Re: just me]
unhappycamper Offline

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 677
Loc: VA
When I reached the age (50s) when regular colonoscopies are recommended, I explained to the GI doctor why I was especially anxious about someone going up my down staircase. I said I wasn't "embarrassed" by the thought of the procedure, it was fear of flashbacks, irritable bowel, etc., due to CSA. I got the impression he'd heard this kind of thing before. He suggested general anesthesia (rather than just the valium or whatever they usually bliss you out on for the exam) and talked my insurance into covering the extra cost.

OTOH, I've had some experiences with doctors (in various contexts, not just CSA-related) who seemed to enjoy humiliating me--sometimes in the presence of their staffers. Maybe those ethics courses aren't terribly consistent throughout the medical profession!



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