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Gynecologists Can Now Treat Men, Board Rules
New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014

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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1 posted on 01/31/2014 11:21:31 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Finally, I can get a prescription for that Not So Fresh feeling.
2 posted on 01/31/2014 11:22:31 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

” treating transgendered”?


3 posted on 01/31/2014 11:23:50 AM PST by MNDude
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To: nickcarraway

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.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 11:24:05 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: nickcarraway
Get that thing away from me!


5 posted on 01/31/2014 11:24:05 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: nickcarraway

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?


6 posted on 01/31/2014 11:24:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

For what?


7 posted on 01/31/2014 11:24:50 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: nickcarraway

Finally!


8 posted on 01/31/2014 11:25:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

9 posted on 01/31/2014 11:25:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
Monty Python:


10 posted on 01/31/2014 11:26:46 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: nickcarraway

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?


11 posted on 01/31/2014 11:28:40 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: nickcarraway
Bill, are we still going golfing on Friday?

Sorry, can't. I have a gyno appointment.

WTF?

12 posted on 01/31/2014 11:30:29 AM PST by Repeat Offender (Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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To: Alex Murphy

You think THAT is bad.. wait till you hear, “Scoot on down, scoot on down, keep scooting”. (the female Freepers will laugh at this!)


13 posted on 01/31/2014 11:32:46 AM PST by momtothree
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To: DoodleDawg

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.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 11:33:38 AM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: nickcarraway

If it's good enough for the president...

15 posted on 01/31/2014 11:36:06 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Valpal1
prescribe antibiotics that won’t make me want to kill him.

You still may want to kill him

16 posted on 01/31/2014 11:36:54 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Valpal1
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

I'm pretty sure there's a "one thing led to another and then" section that you omitted at the comma.

17 posted on 01/31/2014 11:40:10 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: nickcarraway

I’d never tell anyone that I’m going to see my gynecologist.

Mr. NHD


18 posted on 01/31/2014 11:42:52 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: nickcarraway

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.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 11:44:37 AM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: nickcarraway

I can hardly wait to get me feet in those stirrups.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 11:44:38 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: nickcarraway

Wonderful newth!

21 posted on 01/31/2014 11:48:41 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: nickcarraway

Not surprising, considering all the wussified men these days.


22 posted on 01/31/2014 11:57:01 AM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Valpal1
If he went to my doctor, the doc would prescribe antibiotics that won’t make me want to kill him.

There's a pill for that? I want some.

23 posted on 01/31/2014 12:02:54 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: momtothree
" wait till you hear, “Scoot on down, scoot on down, keep scooting”. (the female Freepers will laugh at this!)"

I'm laughing, but I'm wincing at the same time----I've learned to hate those words!

24 posted on 01/31/2014 12:06:31 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

LOL

Notify Justin Bieber


25 posted on 01/31/2014 12:07:22 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: nickcarraway

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!


26 posted on 01/31/2014 12:09:48 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: CatherineofAragon

I knew another female freeper would laugh (and wince!) Scoot, scoot, scoot.. till you think you are ready to fall off the darn table!


27 posted on 01/31/2014 12:18:23 PM PST by momtothree
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To: nickcarraway

They will have to name them guy-necologists. And they can give you a his-terectomy.


28 posted on 01/31/2014 12:21:00 PM PST by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: momtothree

LOL, feels like the earth is flat and you’re going to drop off into the void.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 12:25:39 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: GeronL

Ping.


30 posted on 01/31/2014 12:30:01 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nickcarraway
I can't wait to get back in the stirrups again!


31 posted on 01/31/2014 12:36:09 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: nickcarraway

Obama is relieved...


32 posted on 01/31/2014 12:42:34 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: nickcarraway
How stupid.

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.

33 posted on 01/31/2014 12:50:30 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Yep. Pajama boy’s new primary physician.


34 posted on 01/31/2014 1:20:35 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: nickcarraway

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


35 posted on 01/31/2014 1:35:08 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli
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.

36 posted on 01/31/2014 1:42:30 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: momtothree; CatherineofAragon
This was also in the news today: Women queue round the block to be treated by world's hottest GYNAECOLOGIST
37 posted on 01/31/2014 4:14:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

.........................I plead the 5th, LOL.......


38 posted on 01/31/2014 4:19:28 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: DeFault User

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.


39 posted on 01/31/2014 4:22:29 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon
As someone said earlier on the thread, I don't think an attractive female proctologist would be a selling point for men.

But in the 80s, they had a skit on Saturday Night Live called, "Mel Gibson, Dream Gynecologist."

40 posted on 01/31/2014 4:38:43 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Buckeye McFrog
helping couples overcome infertility.

Helping singles overcome turgidity?

41 posted on 01/31/2014 4:43:35 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: nickcarraway

LOL ,oh geez


42 posted on 01/31/2014 6:05:12 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: nickcarraway

This is being driven, in part, by the declining birth rate.


43 posted on 01/31/2014 8:02:26 PM PST by tbw2
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