is it okay to have my teenage (17) son go to a female doctor for a check up
and what do they do at that age? prostate exam? hernia exam?
(don't say ask him. something else)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
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Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:45 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
I don't think there's anything wrong with a male going to a female Dr. Just the same as a female going to a male Dr. To the Dr, you are simply a patient, it's nothing sexual or intimate or anything like that - they've seen it all, and on way more people than we can imagine. Besides, usually there is a "standby" in the room that is the same gender of the patient if the patient is of the opposite sex, or at least you can request one.
But, if your SON has a problem with it, then I would say take him to a male Dr. But, at 17, you should be preparing him to make these decisions on his own, and YOUR feelings of comfort with a female Dr or not shouldn't be a deciding factor. It's his health, his Dr visit, and his decision.
btw - they might check for a hernia and need to check his groin area, but at 17, they aren't checking his prostate.
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 4:10 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
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