SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I am a male third year med student and I love OB/GYN. Why you ask can a man love ob/gyn? Am I a perv some of you will ask? It is sad that there is a gender issue coming from other med students, I could understand if it was coming from the general population of women. To Start, most of medicine involves seeing naked people in compromising positions. A female in family practice, internal med, and Gastoenterology, will most likely stick something up a mans anus on a daily basis, many times there fingers. What about a female family doc checking for hernias should no women ever get to do a complete physical because they might enjoy fondling testicles. Of course not I a just starting by making a point. OB/GYN is MEDICINE and an incredibly interesting, exciting, and fulfilling specialty. There is no other specialty that one decision can effect 140 years of life the young mother and the fetus. Where a doctor can be part of the single most important part of being alive, to bring another human into this world. How about being able to get to know your patients and their family, especially if you have delivered several of their children and be a surgeon at the same time (and not just c-sec) hysterectomies, myommectomies, tubal ligations, tuoplasties, ect? On my rotation I have only come across a few pts who requested a man and 95% were Muslim. OB/GYN is a treacherous residency and a hard life style after, If we left the profession for women to do it would suffer greatly! Not because women could not do a great job, but because not only would the number of ob/docs dwindle more (wich has begun due to many factors one of wich is less men entering ob/gyn residencies) but so would the number of maternal fetal medicine specialists, gyn oncology, gyn reconstructive surgery, reproductive endocrinologists?. Do you see where I am going with this? IN CLOSING SORRY LADIES, BUT MEN FIND YOUR PHYSIOLOGY AND YOUR ABILITY TO REPRODUCE INTERESTING AND WE DON?T WANT YOU OR YOUR FETUS TO DIE DURING A ECLAMPTIC EPISODE OR FOR YOU TO BECOME STERIL DUE TO RECURENT PID! I AM SORRY WE FEEL THAT WAY US MEN ARE SUCH JERKS!