Skip to comments.Gynecologists Can Now Treat Men, Board Rules
Posted on 01/31/2014 11:21:31 AM PST by nickcarraway
More men can visit ob-gyns for conditions like pelvic pain and low testosterone after the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology did away with a rule that dictated boad-certified docs can only treat women except under very specific circumstances.
A U.S. professional group that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists has loosened a decades-old restriction on its board-certified members treating male patients, after mounting pressure from doctors and researchers.
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) had previously said members could not treat male patients except in specific circumstances, such as circumcising babies, treating transgendered patients, and helping couples overcome infertility.
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” treating transgendered”?
Back when I was married, My wife was in labor and I had a sinus infection. I asked her doc if he could prescribe an antibiotic for me.
He did. He said just tell the pharmacy your gynecologist prescribed that.
I didn’t but the pharmacy assumed the doc had made a mistake and bottled the antibiotic with my wife’s name on it.
Doctor, I hope you can help me with my pelvic pain.
My wife is having PMS. She asked me “does this make my butt look big?” and when I answered, she kicked me in the groin.
Can you help?
Welcome to ObamaCare, where an ignorant bureaucrat in HHS will no doubt someday mandate prostate care for everyone regardless of sex. Isn’t that nice?
Sorry, can't. I have a gyno appointment.
You think THAT is bad.. wait till you hear, “Scoot on down, scoot on down, keep scooting”. (the female Freepers will laugh at this!)
I’m allergic to some anti-biotics and when my husband takes them for sinus infection, I get a blistering allergic reaction in my lady parts.
If he went to my doctor, the doc would prescribe antibiotics that won’t make me want to kill him.
If it's good enough for the president...
You still may want to kill him
I'm pretty sure there's a "one thing led to another and then" section that you omitted at the comma.
I’d never tell anyone that I’m going to see my gynecologist.
Nope, he keeps me happy, happy, happy. And the world is kept safe from another angry deranged harpy.
He’s just another unthanked super hero in a thankless world.
I can hardly wait to get me feet in those stirrups.
Not surprising, considering all the wussified men these days.
I'm laughing, but I'm wincing at the same time----I've learned to hate those words!
Notify Justin Bieber
Gee, I don’t look forward to the day when I have to tell my friends that I can’t make a lunch date because “I have an appointment with my gynecologist”.
Oh, the humanity!
I knew another female freeper would laugh (and wince!) Scoot, scoot, scoot.. till you think you are ready to fall off the darn table!
They will have to name them guy-necologists. And they can give you a his-terectomy.
LOL, feels like the earth is flat and you’re going to drop off into the void.
Obama is relieved...
You got low T? Go to an endocrinologist. Pelvic pain or a bent wiener? Go to a urologist.
Gynecologists are for vaginas which, last time I checked, were possessed by women.
Yep. Pajama boy’s new primary physician.
Finally, men can get qualified help for their menstral cramps!!!
on a serious note
it is sort of odd, and I noticed, that men generally don’t like some guy inspecting their junk, unless it is a doctor giving them some exam that requires it, but most often feel less comfortable if the doctor is not a guy - just anecdotal evidence, not an “official study”
on the other side, OBGYns have most often - and probably originally - been mostly men, and women have been alright with that
I knew a woman, somewhat a feminist, who decided that only a female OBGYN would be employed to deliver her baby. Afterwards, she swore she would never go to a female doctor again, "That woman had no compassion or empathy for the pain I suffered or for what I was going through, none!" For my part, I suspect it depends on the individual.
.........................I plead the 5th, LOL.......
My GYN retired recently, so I got reassigned to another doctor in the practice...an Asian woman. I really loved my male GYN-—he had a great sense of humor and would crack jokes-—but now I’m thinking, wait....the Asian female’s hands are a lot smaller. That has to be good.
But in the 80s, they had a skit on Saturday Night Live called, "Mel Gibson, Dream Gynecologist."
Helping singles overcome turgidity?
LOL ,oh geez
This is being driven, in part, by the declining birth rate.
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