Male Doctors Being Nudged Out Of OB-GYN Space By Patient Preference
But the outcry of inequity is garnering little sympathy from female doctors who had to fight their way into the profession.
Los Angeles Times:
Male Doctors Are Disappearing From Gynecology. Not Everybody Is Thrilled About It
Some patients wait until Dr. Jerome Chelliah snaps on his gloves to make the request. Others blurt it out as soon as he walks in the exam room.“I’d rather see a female doctor,” they say. Chelliah thinks he can be a sensitive obstetrician-gynecologist even though he’s a man. But he has no choice but to comply. “I’ve been rejected many times over,” he said. “As a person of color, I face discrimination in other ways, but it’s not so blatant.… People have no problem saying they don’t want you.” (Karlamangla, 3/7)