Patient choice of provider gender.

Karen E. Adams

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As the proportion of women physicians in the United States increases, patients have increased access to physicians of either sex, and some patients express a clear preference for female providers. This is especially true in obstetrics/gynecology, where patients may have a variety of reasons for requesting female physicians. This column presents a case in which the patient not only expressed a preference for a female physician, but also, in fact, refused care from any male obstetrician/gynecologist. Possible responses to such a request are examined, with consideration of the competing priorities involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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  • Medicine(all)


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