The type of doctor you don't need
Dr. Thornton might have laughed at how Cheryl described her first doctor, because her description exactly corresponded to one of the categories of obstetricians and gynecologists in her own classification. She called this category "insensitive female gynecologist." And this is the worst option.
“Such a female drill sergeant is especially disappointing because you expected her to show more understanding,” says Dr. Thornton. And she is as rude and callous as any man. You feel like your own gender has betrayed you. ”
Dr. Thornton calls the second unacceptable type of gynecologist in his book "an insensitive male gynecologist." “For him, you are just an unhealthy object of application of his knowledge, an object that makes it possible to practice,” she explains. He examines, announces whether you are healthy or ill, asks you to get dressed, says goodbye, clicks, and he has already disconnected. ”
One woman, recalling her gynecologist with whom she had been observed for 10 years, said that one evening at one of the fundraising events, he looked at her as an empty place, but enthusiastically greeted her husband. “He had no idea who I was,” she says.
Another woman recalls that her gynecologist was whistling during an examination, and then announced that she would probably never be able to have children. “I was 24 years old at the time, and what he told me just killed me,” she says. I hated him even more when another doctor later told me that it wasn’t. ”