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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin Soaked View Post
    Absolutely. But if there is no "cis woman" (if that is the right term), available, then what? Reschedule to end of the queue? Bump someone else?

    NHS were between a rock and a hard place here.
    If the patient refuses a competent NHS nurse on grounds of gender, she should have been told to go private.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin Soaked View Post
    Absolutely. But if there is no "cis woman" (if that is the right term), available, then what? Reschedule to end of the queue? Bump someone else?

    NHS were between a rock and a hard place here.
    According to the article the woman made the request at the time of booking the appointment. It wasn’t a request on the day. It shouldn’t have been difficult to respect her wishes. It seems that she wasn’t treated respectfully.....

    People who are not comfortable about this are presented as bigots and this is kind of how I was made to feel about it.
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    women are way to tolerant of these deviants...."men" pretending to be women is the ultimate two fingers to women
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin Soaked View Post
    The nurse's competence and professionalism should be the only factors here.
    Right, and phuck the patient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin Soaked View Post
    If the nurse was a regular male nurse, then there needs to be a very good reason for the patient to object to a male nurse. Or a black nurse, or an Asian nurse. There should be a limited set of reasons for objecting to treatment based on gender etc...

    Accept that a smear is invasive, and I'd have sympathy in this case. Personally, I've had my 'private procedures' dealt with by female nurses. It is never pleasant and always embarrasing, can't think that a male nurse or doctor would have helped.

    Professionalism does help, however...
    A smear test is particularly invasive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bea C View Post
    A smear test is particularly invasive.
    so do you think you have the right not to be operated on by a male surgeon?
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    Were this a dental nurse it would be one thing, but it is a nasty procedure.
    The priority should be getting women to partake, any negative attention like this is a massive misfortune. Similarly older men might not be comfortable going through certain procedures with female doctors, I wouldn't regard that as misogyny.
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    No it is not. It shows some people are not afraid to call out this emperors new clothes bullsh1t, for what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverharp View Post
    so do you think you have the right not to be operated on by a male surgeon?
    And failing that, a lesbian or a woman who is not on her period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverharp View Post
    so do you think you have the right not to be operated on by a male surgeon?
    I have been operated on by a male surgeon!
    A male obstetrician wouldn't bother me.
    But there is something about a smear test that is particularly nasty. Nurses cannot do mine, they have to get doctors - and they are always female doctors that arrive: it isn't discussed. My own GP for nearly thirty years is a man, I can and have discussed anything and everything with him. When I injured my shoulder and the inflammation spread to the muscles across my chest, his examining of my breasts didn't concern me.
    But at the same time, I think if given a choice re a smear test, I would opt for a woman?
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