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Do women with pelvic floor disorders prefer to be treated by female urogynecologists?

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Summary of "Do women with pelvic floor disorders prefer to be treated by female urogynecologists?"

The researchers' aim was to assess provider gender preference among women attending the urogynecology clinic. Two hundred women with pelvic floor disorders completed a detailed questionnaire regarding possible gender preferences in choosing their urogynecologist. One-third of women preferred a female doctor while two-thirds had no preference. We found that embarrassment during the pelvic examination was the main reason for same-gender preference. This preference was significantly associated with educational level and being religious. In conclusion, although one-third of female patients prefer female urogynecologists, professional skills are considered to be more important factors when it comes to actually make a choice.

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Name: Health care for women international
ISSN: 1096-4665
Pages: 1-10

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