Does Your Gender Matter? Why Some Patients Prefer a Same-Sex Doctor
Cori B. knew that disrobing and having her feet in stirrups during her first gynecologist appointment would be awkward. Still, she never expected the doctor’s comments to be the most uncomfortable part of the experience.
@anitesh t’s pretty typical [for patients] to misidentify female physicians as nurses or to assume they have different training or lower tiers of training. [Female] physicians have to do more work to convince patients that they are legitimate, knowledgeable, and experienced.