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.
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.
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.