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Do You See a Male or Female OB/GYN?

Male OB/GYN Charged With Snapping Nude Pics Triggers Our Worst Fears

by Jenny Erikson

OBGYNI know many, many women who choose to see female gynecologists exclusively. Heck, I used to be one! Until just a few months ago, I never thought I'd voluntarily see a man doctor for my girly bits, but then one came highly recommended, and I gotta say -- it wasn't really any more unpleasant than the female docs I'd previously been to. His bedside manner was great, and I think I'll keep him as my regular.

I may have made a different decision if I'd heard about this story before I booked my appointment. A gynecologist in Arkansas is being charged with video voyeurism for "allegedly [using] his cell phone to take nude photos of patients during office exams."

Aghhh! Is that every woman's worst nightmare at the gyno's or what?

The investigation started last month, after a woman complained that Dr. Paul Becton Jr. "produced his cellular telephone and took photographs of her pubic region and buttocks" while she was on the table.

After obtaining a search warrant for the 68-year-old, whose website touts over 30 years of medical practice, police found "numerous images of nude females that appear to have been taken in a medical office during medical examinations." They were found as deleted images on the hard drive of his cellphone.

The woman who made the complaint identified five of the nude photos as ones "that were taken without her knowledge or consent." Becton has been charged with five felony voyeurism counts.

More from The Stir: Would You Feel Comfortable With a Male Gynecologist?

Talk about an extreme violation! It's already unnerving enough to let someone, even a trained professional someone, all up in our business like that. But we're supposed to have faith that they do this all the time and take no particular special interest in our own special flowers.

This is especially creepy because he's a man! Now, I'm an equal opportunist, and know that there are questionable women out there too. But I've heard many people reason that they only want to see female OB-GYNs because they don't understand why a man would want to go into the field in the first place.

I always believed it was an appreciation for our gender as a whole, and a desire to keep us as healthy as possible. Besides, what greater job could there be than one where you get to help bring new life into the world on a regular basis?

But if this guy is taking pictures? Why?? Is the fetish a recent development, or has he always been looking at his patients a little funny? Is this why he got into the field in the first place? Sick, sick, sick!

I still believe the vast majority (like, hopefully, all the rest) of male gynecologists don't get their jollies by staring at lady parts all day. But stories like this are bound to give us a girls a pause when we decide whether or not we want our special places tended to by a man or a woman.

Do you see a male or female OB/GYN?

Does this story change your opinion on seeing a male gynecologist?

by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM
Replies (21-30):
xtwistedxlovex
by on Apr. 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM
I've never seen a gynecologist that didn't require a witness/assistant for exams. They always pull a nurse into the room so things like this can't happen - nor can they be falsely accused.

I prefer male GYNs. They're more gentle. My latest GYN is female and pretty awesome, but every other one I've seen hurt me in some way - starting with my very first exam where she pinched my cervix with the speculum. Ugh.
Shelly126
by Michele on Apr. 26, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Mine is a male.
mamamiajk
by Platinum Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM

It doesn't change my mind. I've seen a male OB since my teens. I might point out though that stories such as these are not limited to OBs. Even perverted dentists have been caught in the act.

BusyBee908
by New Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 11:55 AM

This story affirms my stance on the matter. I don't see male's because it's creepy. Period. Of all the fields that they can go into to practice medicine, I can only think of one reason they would choose this one.

Garnet_Iris11
by Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 11:58 AM
I have been to the same female gyn for 16 years. Though I had to change drs when I was pregnant since she no longer did pregnancies/births. My OB/GYNs were all males. By the 3rd month I was completely comfortable with it.
sakpoints
by Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 5:53 PM
I have had both but currently see a male. My first exam was by a male when I was a teen ( didn't have a choice at the military hospital you saw who was available). That pretty much broke me of caring.
MSJAP2010
by Member on Apr. 26, 2014 at 6:51 PM
Mine is male. I used to see a female but she was just downright nasty towards me. Kept telling me that because I was raped, no man would ever want me.
splatz
by Sarah on Apr. 26, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Ack... gross!

Mine is currently a female. Before her I had always had males though. It doesn't change my opinion because a woman could just as easily do the same thing. 

OneLoveCK
by on Apr. 26, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Omgosh, I see a female midwife she delivered my daughter.

Quoting Cafe MichelleP:


Male OB/GYN Charged With Snapping Nude Pics Triggers Our Worst Fears


by Jenny Erikson




OBGYNI know many, many women who choose to see female gynecologists
exclusively. Heck, I used to be one! Until just a few months ago, I
never thought I'd voluntarily see a man doctor for my girly bits, but
then one came highly recommended, and I gotta say -- it wasn't really
any more unpleasant than the female docs I'd previously been to. His
bedside manner was great, and I think I'll keep him as my regular.


I may have made a different decision if I'd heard about this story
before I booked my appointment. A gynecologist in Arkansas is being
charged with video voyeurism for "allegedly [using] his cell phone to take nude photos of patients during office exams."


Aghhh! Is that every woman's worst nightmare at the gyno's or what?

The investigation started last month, after a woman complained that Dr. Paul Becton Jr. "produced his cellular telephone and took photographs of her pubic region and buttocks" while she was on the table.


After obtaining a search warrant for the 68-year-old, whose website
touts over 30 years of medical practice, police found "numerous images
of nude females that appear to have been taken in a medical office
during medical examinations." They were found as deleted images on the
hard drive of his cellphone.


The woman who made the complaint identified five of the nude photos
as ones "that were taken without her knowledge or consent." Becton has
been charged with five felony voyeurism counts.


More from The Stir: Would You Feel Comfortable With a Male Gynecologist?


Talk about an extreme violation! It's already unnerving enough to let
someone, even a trained professional someone, all up in our business
like that. But we're supposed to have faith that they do this all the
time and take no particular special interest in our own special flowers.


This is especially creepy because he's a man! Now, I'm an
equal opportunist, and know that there are questionable women out there
too. But I've heard many people reason that they only want to see female
OB-GYNs because they don't understand why a man would want to go into
the field in the first place.


I always believed it was an appreciation for our gender as a whole,
and a desire to keep us as healthy as possible. Besides, what greater
job could there be than one where you get to help bring new life into
the world on a regular basis?


But if this guy is taking pictures? Why?? Is the fetish a recent
development, or has he always been looking at his patients a little
funny? Is this why he got into the field in the first place? Sick, sick,
sick!


I still believe the vast majority (like, hopefully, all the rest) of
male gynecologists don't get their jollies by staring at lady parts all
day. But stories like this are bound to give us a girls a pause when we
decide whether or not we want our special places tended to by a man or a
woman.


Do you see a male or female OB/GYN?

Does this story change your opinion on seeing a male gynecologist?

SpiritedWitch
by Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Haven't seen one in over 10 years but the last one was a woman and OMG I could not stand her. I prefer a male. He gets in there and gets the job done with minimal chit chat. I like that. 

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