November 27th, 2013

Gynecologists May Treat Men After All

Good news here for gynecologists who screen men for anal cancer:

A professional group that certifies obstetrician-gynecologists reversed an earlier directive and said on Tuesday that its members were permitted to treat male patients for sexually transmitted infections and to screen men for anal cancer…

It’s always impressive when a group swiftly reverses what is widely perceived to be a wrong decision, so praise to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for their flexibility.

Now as for obstetricians — sticking with a females-only policy makes all kinds of sense. Just ask the former governor of California:

2 Responses to “Gynecologists May Treat Men After All”

  1. Loretta S says:

    I was definitely glad to see how quickly the board reversed its decision. Although a bad decision in the first place (that I am sure caused some sleepless nights for some GYNs), I applaud the board for not digging its heels in when it was criticized for the decision.

  2. George Pero says:

    February 1986, Jewish Hospital. Montreal,Canada.
    Women with abnormal cytology were appointed by mail WITH their man.
    So after 16 years of partice seeing ONLY women, I’ve started doing penoscopy and looking perineum, anus, oral cavities and so on.
    At first felt uncomfortable doing it, as weeks passed by, started to LEARN a new field of knowledge.
    As for our grateful females patients, we were able to diagnose and treat, their men’s HPV lesions.
    So I strongly agree with the treating men issue, but remember that men’s best friend is his penis. Don’t dare to hurt one of these.
    Probably the owner will sue you.
    FIRST LEARN (preceptorship).Then diagnose and treat.

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