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View Poll Results: Who do you prefer?
Boy 10 21.28%
Girl 25 53.19%
Both 12 25.53%
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Who do you prefer? - June 14th 2012, 05:31 PM

I'm not sure if this belongs here or not, but anyway.

What do you guys prefer? A boy doctor or a girl doctor?


I prefer a guy to be my doctor for anything. Just because I grew up around guy doctors doing health things to me.

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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 14th 2012, 05:38 PM

I've had bad experiences with men doctors so women doctors are my preference.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 14th 2012, 08:30 PM

It kind of depends what kind of doctor I need, for less private things it doesn't really matter, my eye doctor and dentist are men and I'm fine with it. But for more personal things (like a gynocologist) I would prefer a woman. My GP is also a woman which I like because I feel more comfortable bringing up sensitive issues.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 14th 2012, 11:03 PM

I'd prefer a female doctor, as I'd be more comfortable, but at the end of the day, as long as the doctor is good, I'm not too fussed who they are.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 14th 2012, 11:07 PM

I generally prefer female doctors. I'm more comfortable around them and have more trust in them.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 14th 2012, 11:11 PM

I don't care about gender when it comes to my doctor, I have had good and bad doctors of both sexes. My favorite gynecologist I've gone to was a male, as an example. It really doesn't matter to me. If you treat me well, your gender is not important to me. (PS: Survey is not gender inclusive, gender is not a binary. Just future reference.)


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 12:13 AM

It depends on the reason I'm going to the doctor. If it's just a general reason then I don't mind whether they are male or female but if it's more of a personal problem then I'd probably prefer a female doctor.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 12:24 AM

I think I prefer women doctors, however I've always had the same male doctor, so that works too.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 01:28 AM

I don't care. My doctors are generally equally as bad.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 01:57 AM

I put Both. For things like my dentists and eye doctors, I don't mind, but I prefer the female doctor I have now, and a female therapist over a male one. I found the time I had a male therapist awkward. Besides, both of the female therapists I've had were better, even through I didn't have them that long.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 01:59 AM

I prefer female doctors. I prefer knowing that they have the same parts as me when it comes to general health, or even therapy because I have a hard time trusting men for an unknown reason. I mean, if it's for something simple like an ear infection, or my eye doctor or dentist it doesn't really matter, but when we get into the serious stuff I want a woman.


   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 03:05 AM

Its less awkward for me if my doctor is female.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 03:35 AM

I can only have female doctors, I have serious trust issues and I'm terrified of men getting that close to me.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 03:48 AM

Hard to say... I feel more comfortable with female doctors, but I feel like the male ones listen better to what I'm trying to say.

Honestly my biggest concern with doctors is whether or not I can understand them. I had an Indian rheumatologist and had an incredibly difficult time with his accent.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 15th 2012, 04:14 PM

It doesn't really bother me.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 16th 2012, 05:12 AM

My preferences are based on more important factors aside from their sex, such as, are they willing to answer any questions I have, are their answers sufficient (or are they willing to elaborate), can I understand what they're saying (i.e. in terms of accents and language), etc... .


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 16th 2012, 06:51 AM

I prefer male doctor, therepists, whatever. I just prefer the male ones.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 19th 2012, 07:07 AM

I personally prefer a female doctor. I feel more comfortable around a female doctor, so yeah. : )
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 19th 2012, 08:28 AM

Although I've mostly had male doctors and therapists, I've always preferred females as I find them more gentle and understanding if I'm nervous (which I always am). I don't like fast-paced doctor who like to get straight to the point as usually I'm confused and vague with what I say and feel like I'm frustrating the doctor. But saying that, I've had my share of both bad and good female and male doctors.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 19th 2012, 09:31 AM

A doctor identifying as female; not because I'm sexist or anything of the sort, but because I'm much more comfortable with discussing certain elements of my life { UTIs, yeast infections, pap smears, ect. } with one who can relate on a more personal level.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 19th 2012, 11:57 AM

I completely freak out if I don't have a female doctor, I have to specifically ask for a female doctor because I've just ahd some bad experience with guys and I can't handle it.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 19th 2012, 12:08 PM

I've always had a female doctor, even when i was a kid, so i kind of need to have a female doctor now, it just makes me more comfortable
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 21st 2012, 07:42 PM

I like female doctors for discussing birth control, periods and girlie stuff, cos they understand.

But I prefer male doctors for other health issues-like my asthma because I find they listen better and take me more seriously.
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 23rd 2012, 03:20 PM

I've had both genders and have found I get a long better with male doctors, but don't mind a female doctor. After being sent to the ER for UTIs and having to have male doctors, I sort of got used to them :P
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 23rd 2012, 04:52 PM

i've had most girl doctors, only three times it was a guy... and one guy is my favorite. obviously though, i should pick girls cause most men doctors are rough judging by my experience. confusing, i know.. xD


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 23rd 2012, 09:03 PM

I prefer both male and female doctors. If it's just for a medical or just a regular old checkup, then it can be either, but if I have to get a physical or anything that involves having only my under garments on, then I would prefer a female doctor.




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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 24th 2012, 07:55 PM

Oh gosh, female doctors for sure! I still remember when I was around three and the male doctor did a vaginoscopy or whatever because I got soap down there or something. Let's just say the speculum or whatever it's called KILLED!!!! I remember saying over and over to my dad, "I want to go home, I want to go home, I want to go home . . ." THE PAIN!!!!!!!! Vaginal fissure my foot! Moron.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 24th 2012, 08:10 PM

I'd love it if I get a sexy girl nurse or doctor lol. Well, regardless, I'd hate a guy prowling down there, feels more weird.

I don't know why though, but its 50/50 for my dentist too, (unless its a hot girl).

I think whichever doctor your used to, you will prefer, cause I currently have a female doctor and a male dentist.
   
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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 26th 2012, 05:27 PM

I would have used to have said female, but Ive been seeing my doctor weekely/fortnightly for nearly two years and Ive got a good relationship with him. Id say both.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 26th 2012, 07:54 PM

For me, it depends on the doctor, not the gender. As long as I am not going to a gynaecologist. I'd just feel a bit shy in front of a male. Though my last female gynaecologist had sucked.



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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 26th 2012, 10:04 PM

It doesn't really matter to me, I care more about their skills as a doctor. My dentist is a guy and my family doctor is a girl, they're both good at what they do. Gender has nothing to do with it.


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Re: Who do you prefer? - June 27th 2012, 05:16 AM

I don't have a preference when it comes to most health practician. I've had great experiences with both male and female doctors. However, when it comes to a gynecologist, I have a slight preference for female doctors, just because they have the same plumbing and have, I feel, a better understanding in that department. However, if it really came down to it, I would be alright with either a male or female gynecologist.



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