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Why the double standard?

Discussion in 'Urology' started by Leukocyte, Apr 20, 2005.

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  1. Leukocyte

    Leukocyte Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2003
    Ok, I just have one question:

    Why do male Ob/Gyns must have chaperones when examining patients, while female urologists get away with not needing a chaperone.

    Is society just assuming that males, in general, are sexual freaks and perverts? Are they saying that females have BETTER self control than males? :rolleyes: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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  3. ny skindoc

    ny skindoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    I'm not sure where you obtain your information.It is considered highly advisable that both male and female physicians have a "chaperone" present when examining patients especially during what might be considered sensitive or internally invasive exams regardless of the sex of the patient.I have never heard of any regulation which treats male or female physicians differently.Women can be (and have been)accused of sexual abuse and should protect themselves appropriately.
  4. McGillGrad

    McGillGrad Building Mind and Body 10+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    It is my understanding that the "chaperone" is there for the Doctor's protection against frivolous law suits and not necessarily to actually chaperone.
  5. SMW83

    SMW83 Banned Banned

    Dec 17, 2003
    not to mention the fact most men would probably not want another male to touch them there anyways, but thats just my theory......... :rolleyes:
  6. Saluki

    Saluki 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    This makes sense to me... But even if what the OP mentions is true at certain facilities, it still makes sense to me- I think a guy who does an exam alone on a woman is more likely to get sued, whether or not it's justified. But I don't think that women are totally in the clear either--- for instance, I don't think that whether you're male or female that doing a sensitive exam on a child without a "chaperone"/relative present wouldn't be terribly bright.
  7. Dr. V

    Dr. V Senior Member 2+ Year Member

    May 16, 2006
    Johnson City, TN
    There is a definate double standard, but who cares?

    The double standard is this, men MUST have a female chaperone when performing exams on female patients.

    It is perfectly acceptable for a female to use another female as a chaperone.

    I guess they are saying women can be trusted but all men will overlook sexual misconduct of another male??

    It doesn't really matter except when all the ER nurses happen to be male and I have to go pull a female off the floor for an exam then it's a pain:rolleyes:
  8. MossPoh

    MossPoh Textures intrigue me 7+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Tally/Willkillya County
    Anyone else watch the southpark with the teacher and student? "But....she's hot. Nicceeeeee"
  9. cdql

    cdql 7+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2006
  10. drivesmecraazee

    drivesmecraazee 5+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I've never heard of that, it's just awful, probably that common in the States but here in Costa Rica we don't play THOSE stupid games, you know..."politically incorrect", "sexual arrasment", "affirmative action"...I mean, you must have respect for other people to live in a society with equality, but I think that it should be a virtue, no need to make laws and standars about everything, I hope you don't get offended by this comentary, becasue believe me, I have A LOT of critics toward latin american societies too.
  11. fineline

    fineline Banned

    Sep 17, 2007
    The reason is because all wimmen think they're so hot that every man they meet wants to have sex with them, even if they're ugly and haven't shaved their armpits or are feminists. Men are more realistic and rational and also won't be like "ooo, you examined my penis, which is what I scheduled an appointment for, but I'm planning on suing you anyways because I need the cash."
  12. Cirrus83

    Cirrus83 Too old for this 10+ Year Member

    May 31, 2006
    The chaperone is there to make sure someone can back you up in court if someone sues. Unfortunate, but the reason why most places only require men to be chaperoned with a female nurse is because men get sued more often.

    The solution is obviously then to get men to sue female urologists all the time (kidding, kidding)!
  13. GatorHockeyDoc

    GatorHockeyDoc 2+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    I thought those went hand in hand.

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