i was just wondering whether its true that a male become a midwife??
appantly they can...but doesnt that defeat the purpose of being a midWIFE?
They should be called midhusbands :chuckle
Apr 11, '06
As a male who has never worked in OB/L&D/post-partum whatever, I'm really disturbed at the number of topics that show up here on this subject.
I see them pop up from time to time and I'm wondering why.
Why can a female LPN/RN grab a man's genitals to insert a foley, yet so much controversy over a man working in OB/L&D?
Big double standard.
And why do the men have to explain their career motives?
Why is it so much different for a man to be in the vulnerable position as a patient than it is for a woman?
Along the same lines, why is there so much fuss over men working in these areas yet it remains unquestioned that a man chooses to be a MD specializing in these areas?
I am an outsider in these areas and have no idea outside of clinicals what goes on in OB, so I really want to know what the big deal is for men to be working in these areas.
Last edit by RN34TX on Apr 11, '06