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nous-contre-eux replied to your post “I think it’s really funny whey guys say women are being silly for not…”
i never understood what motivation men have to become gynaecologist in the first place. i mean i go to a woman because i know she will relate to me in some way. a man will never be able to do that no matter how good of a doc he is.
That’s a good question, and I think it would be interesting to study it more deeply. Right now, however, all I can offer you are my conclusions based on the observation of a relatively small group.
There is a very small minority that thinks it would be nice to see and touch pussy for a living. They are very few, and usually give up and go do something else within the first month of specialization. That one is mostly a joke.
Many have what we call a “family geas” placed upon them. Their families expect them to follow that carrier path for one reason or another. But those are not the majority.
I don’t know how it works everywhere else, but here you have to take an exam to be accepted into the residency, where you’ll be trained in your specialty. In many institutions, the gynecology exam is easier for men. They take the same written test, but they are corrected with more leniency. And the practical test is actually easier. The reason behind this seems to be something like “they’re men, they can’t be expected to know these things” rather than “how can you be a competent doctor if you don’t know your own specialty”. The specialty course in itself also tends to be easier for them. This one accounts for a significant part of them.
Many of them say that they would rather have only female patients. Not because of sexual reasons, but they would rather deal with mostly women on a daily basis. In fact, I’ve been told more than once by gynecology students and many of my professors that “women are easy to handle”. I’m not sure what that is supposed to mean (or even if I should be offended by it - I kinda feel I should) but it is true that those patients who will tell you that they don’t have time to waste exercising, they like their food so they won’t diet and cut down the salt and the medicine you indicated for them makes them feel bad so they won’t take it are usually men. Women tend to be more likely to follow medical instructions to the letter. This reason usually surfaces after the 3rd or 4th year in med school, and I think it comes out of the frustration of dealing with actual patients.
There is also a very small number who end up following this path by accident. They start some research on a particular field, it points them towards a certain direction, they follow it and end up in a completely different place than they expected, but they find they’re good at it and it makes them happy, so they stay. One of my professors started off as an oncologist, made an almost accidental discovery regarding breast cancer, decided to follow it up with more research and ended up becoming a gynecologist. Of course, these are a rarity.
Finally, if they don’t intend to go into private practice, male gynecologists tend to be favored for promotions and such. Because of that, many of the doctors who prefer administration rather than hands-on medicine end up studying gynecology as a short cut for hospital direction.
Once again, these are all conclusions I’ve arrived to based on casual observation; they are mainly subjective. But I think that covers most of it. Of course, there may exist other reasons, but those are probably individual.
(And I know this answer is a bit late; I did something to my xkit and for some reason I’m not getting notifications… Sorry :/ It should be fixed now.)
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FUN FACT! AMERICAN MAPS SHRINK CANADA SO THAT THEIR EGO ISN’T HURT!
Canada is bigger than the US, but not by all that much…
The thing is, the most commonly-used maps are Eurocentric. Those put Europe at the center (obviously), but they also bloat up the Northern Hemisphere and shrink the Southern Hemisphere. Just look at Greenland; in here it looks bigger than Africa, in reality, it’s about 15 times smaller.
Do you ever just watch your team play and find yourself overcome with pride and love for your team? Even if it’s not a big game or even if you don’t win. Watching YOUR team play and remembering every reason you love them and every thing you love about each player is a feeling I can’t even describe.
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