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View Poll Results: Your doctors gender
I'm a woman who prefers to be treated by a man doctor 11 4.31%
I'm a woman who prefers to be treated by a woman doctor 52 20.39%
I'm a man who prefers to be treated by a man doctor 57 22.35%
I'm a man who prefers to be treated by a woman doctor 20 7.84%
I truly don't care about the gender of my doctor 115 45.10%
Voters: 255. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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In theory, yes. In practice, they're are women, they giggle and comment everything with everyone.
That is one of the most sexist statements I have ever seen.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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That is one of the most sexist statements I have ever seen.
Doesn't make it untrue though.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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In theory, yes. In practice, they're are women, they giggle and comment everything with everyone.
Wow.

The more you post, the more astonished I am.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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Wow.

The more you post, the more astonished I am.
What's wrong?
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:10 AM
 
Location: USA
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I'm a man that doesn't care either way...IF they're good.
I've had better diagnosis and felt I was better listened to by women though. Even nurse practitioners were more accurate and gave better advice then some of the male Physicians I saw.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:16 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Depends on what kind of doctor. A general practitioner's gender wouldn't matter to me. If i was having brain or heart surgery I would want a middle aged male doctor.

flame me if you wish
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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Doesn't make it untrue though.
No. It does not. However given there is no reason to think your statement true from the outset - then we do not need things to "make it untrue".
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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A male doctor, always.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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At first I thought that it really doesn't matter. But I think that a man may know more about scientific things, so that might make a difference at times. But if it is for urological or any other private thing, I would prefer a woman, which I know many men would probably prefer the opposite.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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At first I thought that it really doesn't matter. But I think that a man may know more about scientific things, so that might make a difference at times. But if it is for urological or any other private thing, I would prefer a woman, which I know many men would probably prefer the opposite.
A man might very well know more about "scientific things." A different man might be clueless. And a woman might know an amazing amount of scientific things, while yet another woman might know next to nothing.

The tests that medical students take in order to pass med school, and then to get their license, are the same whether the student is a man or a woman. If the woman doesn't know as much as the man, then she won't get licensed to become a doctor. If the man doesn't know as much as the woman, then he won't become a doctor. And if neither of them know as much as they are required to know, in order to pass med school, then neither of them will become a doctor.

Thankfully, you don't have to be a scientist to understand that. You just have to have a smidgeon of common sense.
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