(Closed) Is your GYNO a Mr. or a Ms.????

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What gender is your GYNO?

    He's a mister

    She's a gal

  • Post # 31
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Mrs.tobe: I’ve been seeing my male OBGYN since I was 20. I couldn’t imagine switching. 

    Post # 32
    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    IMO it’s going to be a weird and uncomfortable experience either way, so I go to whoever can see me first in the practice I go to.

    Post # 33
    1554 posts
    Bumble bee

    I used to see a woman, but when I moved I couldn’t get an appointment with a woman so I’ve seen a man the last 2 years. I actually really like him. He is hilarious and makes me comfortable. I’ll be sad when I move again and have to find yet another doc.

    Post # 34
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I used to go to a man and thought he was great… until I switched to a woman.  She is so much more understanding.  The male dr used to talk to me like I was a child.

    Post # 35
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    Going through biology courses, I’m learning that they all get taught the same thing.  I have a man gyno right now, but have also had women.  I think it’s more important to click with the person and feel comfortable.  I’ve donated my eggs twice which means I do an extra PAP each year (oh joy) so I really tried out a lot of doctors to find one that will actually listen to me and he turned out to be a man 🙂

    I think a woman can understand your actual issue more, like what a yeast infection actually feels like, but I think a man can be just as good.

    Funny story – my bff only uses a woman gyno and we were talking about it at work with our female boss and my bff yells out in aggravation of me using a male “If anyone is going in between my legs I’d want it to be a woman!” which caused a bit of silence and speculation…lol

    Post # 36
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    there’s no “other” option–i’m between gynos now since i moved cities last summer and haven’t needed to go since i moved. i’ve had both a man and a woman though in the past; i waaaay prefered the lady doc, but that’s bc she was awesome in general, and the mr. i’d seen before was a general internist, not a specialist, so less ummm gentle (tmi??) than the lady-specialist i saw after

    eta: my grandfather was an ob/gyn and an amazing, amazing doctor, and like the sweetest human i’ve ever known, so on principle, i don’t think the gender matters…

    Post # 37
    41 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have gone to a couple of women, but the doctor I now go to is a man.  I thought it might be uncomfortable but I really like him, better that the women! I felt like one of the women I went to was kind of judgmental, and the other was aloof.  I agree that it really depends on the doctor’s personality more than their sex.

    Post # 38
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Gal! And I love her. She is so funny.

    Post # 39
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    When I was younger, I would say I would prefer a woman doc over a man but I think I have had a man doc and it wasn’t that bad.

    My current doc is a woman.

    Post # 40
    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i go to a woman. when we are ttc it will be important to me to be in a practice where there will be other women that cover because i really don’t want a man to deliver our kids. i know lots of great male drs, i just feel more comfortable with a woman for that area of my body

    Post # 41
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My doctor is a woman, and actually a close family friend (she came to our wedding!) I feel so comfortable with her that I would never want to switch doctors, even though I live far from her practice now.  I don’t think I would want a male doctor though, it is just too weird to me.

    Post # 42
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’ve had 2 since I started going to the GYN, and both of them were men. After a not so enjoyable experience with my first OBGYN (rude, didn’t listen to my concerns, left the office without telling me…) I never thought I would use another man. After I moved though, I didn’t have much of a choice, the only local one was a man as well. He came with several good recommendations and he was very professional. He told me about his education, his career, his practice… He listened to everything I had to say, answered all my questions and usually printed off information for me. He also discovered a huge cyst growing on my fallopian tube  and several cysts on my ovaries on my first visit that my previous OBGYN had been missing for the last year that I used him. He told me that if I had waited much longer the cyst would have ruptured, destroyed my tube and I’d have been rushed to emergency surgery in serious pain. Yeah. Definately very happy with my male OBGYN.


    Post # 43
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I actually prefer a man, I saw a female once and she was really kind of catty and judgemental, I felt.

    Post # 44
    1058 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I am an extremely modest woman and would never be comfortable letting a man explore my most intimate (part). The only man I want down there is my future hubby! So, I chose a female OB/GYN because I wouldn’t feel comfortable letting a man…. shoot! I can barely let her.

    Post # 45
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    This is an interesting poll – I have a male OB GYN, a male GP, a male Dentist – very male dominated… Yet a female does my brazillian 🙂

    My GP had to give me a referral when I needed a review after an abnormal PAP and he asked me “would you prefer a male or female doctor?” I said – i dont care, I just want the best doctor. In his opinion, that just happened to be a man. He is the best in my area!

    Funny thing – his first name is Vijay – i thought he was kidding and started laughing!

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