Why Women Gynecologists Perform Better

The debate over choice between men and women as gynecologists has been going on the social media for a long time now. I would rather prefer a female gynecologist because she can understand the reproductive system problems practically.  She knows the evolution of the organs from childhood, through puberty, teenage, youth and adulthood. She could have a wider perspective of knowledge about the female reproductive system among various ethnic groups, skin and physique types, hormonal and genetic variations, etc.  Her awareness of tissues, blood, and the neuromuscular system of a female could be much better than a male gynecologist.

Assumption or Reality

What I have stated above could seem like my assumptions to you, unless you have had practical experience with both male and female specialists.  The practical reasons I found when during my pregnancy and the postnatal period made me write these points.

  • As a female, I can openly talk about my sexual, health, and internal organ problems with a female specialist
  • She can understand my physiological, neurological, and psychological problems much better than a male because she can relate to me personally
  • She has gone through the same cycles of gynecological changes in her body and brain from puberty to her present age
  • She has more experience with the patients than her male counterpart 
  • She knows when to prescribe medicines, when to suggest natural remedies, and how to control my diet plan during pregnancy and after
  • She can tell when it is required to opt for c-section and I can go for a natural vaginal birth
  • She can analyze the growth of the fetus from the stage of conception to the stage of delivery

There are many more practical reasons for which I recommend a female gynecologist. I have listed some of them here.

Practical Reasons

Placenta Removal

My friends often complained about placenta removal after birth. One of them told me she had a hell of a time when the male gynecologist and obstetrician tried to remove it with a mini-vacuum. He found it difficult to separate the placenta from the urine wall. It took hours of work to take it out and set her free.

My female obstetrician had no problem in taking out the placenta. She administered spinal anesthesia and removed the placenta by her hands. I had absolutely no pain or any other sensation. I was perfectly normal, by the time the anesthesia lost its effects. Moreover, I experienced no side effects of any form.

Postnatal Care

The female gynecologist-obstetrician who assisted my baby’s birth was very understanding and knowledgeable about my postnatal needs. She used to visit me thrice in a day in the hospital. She prepared a detailed checklist of my most trivial needs from water to food and nutrition. She was also aware of the cravings I used to get for candies, chocolates, and caffeine.


Being a sensitive female, I have been able to communicate better with a female gynecologist and obstetrician than with the male counterpart.

Why We Need Women in Healthcare

I am going to talk about the importance of women in healthcare in the primary sectors. You can include clinics, community health centers, and the maternity care centers. I have seen many women working in the underserved areas. They don’t care about whether you have medical insurance or not. They don’t expect any financial benefits from you directly. It is for the simple reason that the centers get funds from the government and the voluntary funding agencies.

Women Medical Professionals


The primary responsibility of nursing is to heal and cure the patients. It could be related to diagnosis, testing, treatment, and also therapy. The center will have a database of patients with specific illnesses and potential symptoms. The nurses work closely with such patients to increase healing pace and improve health conditions.

Patience and persistence are the two key aspects which I have keenly observed among the female nurses. Many of the patients won’t accept the prescribed treatments. Some of them refuse to consume medicines. I have also seen many alcoholic patients causing trouble at the primary healthcare centers after getting drunk. The nurses show lot of empathy and care while treating. It is very rare occasion to see a female nurse getting angry at the patients.


Physicians at the community health centers have a larger role to play. They treat the patients for all kinds of minor and critical illnesses from fever to diabetes and heart issues. They have to cover all the age group patients from pediatrics to elderly health care. I have seen female physicians having in-depth knowledge about the various aspects of medicines and treatments.

The way they prescribe medicines during diagnosis and testing is simply marvelous. It is accurate, specific, and affordable in price for nearly all the low income working families. Female Community Pharmacists play a significant role in educating the people about medicines consumption practices.

Many people still don’t care about the expiration dates on the medicines they consume. It could lead to negative side effects which could be serious and impairing. The female doctors take up voluntary education programs every weekend.


 Women gynecologists in community healthcare centers play a critical role in maintenance of patient health. They take care of complete patient health from the first week of pregnancy to the last week. They prescribe nutritious foods from the veggies, meat, and seafood which everyone can afford.

Some of the female gynecologists even take up the task of home visits among the low income families. It is ensure every female gets the healthcare benefits from the age of puberty to the age of menopause and beyond.

C-sections are increasing in numbers, especially in the USA today. From the specialist perspective, it is to avoid the risk of miscarriages or other problems. Many of the moms also prefer them to avoid pain during natural birth.

The female gynecologists at the community centers can diagnose the future mothers completely and take a positive decision between C-section and natural birth. Their selfless works at the primary healthcare and gynecology are awesome. Keep reading more of my blog articles on Women in healthcare.