Quote from samirish
I am only speaking for myself and for the women who prefer not to have male nurses in the OB. Im sorry this is so upsetting to you but it is my preference and there are other women out there that feel the same way.
I am not comfortable with a male practitioner; doctor, nurse, etc. performing intimate duties on me. I have always asked for a female when it came to scheduling a well woman exam, or any other kind of exam that involved my peri area or breasts. It's a personal preference for me and I'm not comfortable with a male practitioner in those situations. Although, I'm not sure that was the issue with the OPs situation. Perhaps the patient did ask the nurse to have him leave? It's not impossible, but it also could have been the nurse.
There's nothing wrong with a male nurse in OB. Many women are not uncomfortable by this, but some are. It can go the other way too. A male patient can request another male nurse to perform intimate duties, and i've also seen that happen as well.
If that is the case, you can't take it personal. But, I do agree with other people and I'd just talk to your instructor and asked to be placed with a different staff nurse.