Quote from MrChicagoRN
No, no one should care, but that doesn't make it so. Traditionally, women aren't seen as potential sexual threats while men are.
Female staff are at risk to being groped, hit on, or having a male patient way too happy to see them; men are at risk for being accused of inappropriateness. I'll perform care of (or near) genitalia; but if they seem uncomfortable with the thought, I'd offer a female to do the task. Most will decline, but they appreciate being asked.
A quick review of state nursing disciplinary boards reveals female nurses have sexually assaulted their male patients
and thus female nurses rank highest in boundary violations. So, equally true is the fact that male patients are at risk of being groped,hit on and having a female nurse way too happy to see them. Male patient privacy is low on the agenda and for
Male nurses have been considered predatory perverts and discriminated against in nursing schools and hospitals. I have
never seen male nurses at L & D suites nor will you see any male mammographers. It is the institutions themselves that
discriminate against males, not the female patient population.
My urology experience is just as unique as your childbirth experience,yet there are no male cna's nurses etc at urology
clinics,despite the fact that men apply for these jobs.