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    Are there very many situations where it matters to you if a man or a woman is serving you as a customer ?

    If you're a woman would you prefer ( all other things being equal ) a male or a female as a Gynecologist, for example ?

    if you're a guy, would you rather have a female Urologist or a male ?

    Or talk about doctors in general.

    If you're a guy and you're renting an X rated video, would you prefer it was a guy that you give your money to at the register ? Would it matter which sex it was ?

    Or would it be more important which personality type they were ? Say you prefer an "F" over a "T" regardless of gender.

    There was a person quoted on an ad for Cancer treatment Centers of America recently. She said she'd gotten a diagnosis at a hospital, awhile back, of cancer, delivered very coldly and tersely. "You have cancer, and, due to the type of cancer, have an estimated time left to live of X months or days. Settle your affairs. Have a good day." Or words to that effect. Of course the ad said that CTCOA made all the difference, not only in their treatments ( which include alternative therapies as well as standard ) but in their personal tone. How would the "T" bedside attitude sit with you in such a situation ? I'm assuming that the "F" would not hide any pertinent info, but only soften the blow, here.
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    Well, with the situations listed that I have been in I really didn't care. With the situations I haven't been in I'm not really sure. *shrug*
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    I'd rather have a male gynecologist/etc. because then it's easier to keep the small-talk going. Females always try to bond and find ways to relate to their patients... when I visit my male doctor, it's just clear that he as a 50-something male has little in common with me as a young female.
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    I like having female doctors. Not for any big reason, it's just more pleasant usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I like having female doctors. Not for any big reason, it's just more pleasant usually.
    I prefer female health care providers in general, I suppose, but with a gynecologist, it's a little different.
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    there's no way i would let my gf go to a male gynecologist

    one time me and my friends were playing golf behind a foursome of gynecologists...

    we heard their jokes and them talking about their female patients...

    there's just no way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    I prefer female health care providers in general, I suppose, but with a gynecologist, it's a little different.
    Seems a little odd that with everything you would prefer a female, but if it has to do with your vagina, you want a male (lonely? ). Is it really just because of easier small-talk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Seems a little odd that with everything you would prefer a female, but if it has to do with your vagina, you want a male (lonely? ). Is it really just because of easier small-talk?
    It's because I can handle small talk generally, but it's a little unnerving to be examined, and thus
    a) my learned small talk ability diminishes (which makes basic "what classes are you taking" questions from the male easier to answer, and
    b) it's always over quicker when the doctor can just focus on business; when i was examined to get cleared to go to africa by a female doctor, she was just so chatty in an effort to make me feel comfortable it took longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modern Nomad View Post
    there's no way i would let my gf go to a male gynecologist

    one time me and my friends were playing golf behind a foursome of gynecologists...

    we heard their jokes and them talking about their female patients...

    there's just no way.
    :eek: that's creepy. i really hadn't considered that.
    edit: now I'm reevaluating my position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    :eek: that's creepy. i really hadn't considered that.
    They are not creepy, they are just gay.

    If they weren't already gay when they went to med schools, they surely turned gay after working for a few years as a gynecologist

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