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- Dec 17, '05 by Havin' A Party!Quote from Paul12Sorta reminds me of that SNL skit where Mel Gibson played the gynecologist.... Would women be happen with a thorough check if just for a job that they had to have some male doctor doing a thorough vaginal inspection? Would they be saying "gee I’m glad that doctor gave me such a thorough exam"? ...
- Dec 17, '05 by PorcupineIf they were smart they would.
- Apr 22, '06 by angelique777Personally if it where me, for a job physical, anything that is that invasive I would refuse stating that is why I have a primary physician for that detail of an exam. I would have to refuse and say its out of the norm for such an invasive exam for a job. Blood test general physical OK. On a job physical the male physician wanted to do a breast exam I said it was not necessary for the job and I had a physical with my doctor who already checked my breast.
Just my opinion since I am very private and picky about who gives me a physical.
- Jun 12, '06 by brian2901You might think of it this way. Some agencies require this and it is included in the paperwok for the examining practitioner. I have worked at the same Fire department for the last thirteen years. I was 19 when I was hired, I had to have full physical with rectal exam and colonoscopy. Worse yet, we get physicals every year and get the same thing every year minus the colonoscopy, which after the first time goes to an every five years event. Comical part is when I was hired at the hospital PRN my entry physical was a three day event. I'm like everyone else, it's embarassing, but it's one of those things in life. Kinda like death and taxes
- Aug 23, '06 by zoochicYes, a physical is not the most enjoyable moment in life(regardless of the sex of the doctor). Like Brian said though, it's just one of those things you have to do. Earlier this summer I had to go and get a physical before i got my job. My regular doctor is female, but for this exam I had a male doctor, which made me a little nervous. The whole thing was going ok, my nerves were settled a little because I wasn't having to endure anything that was too embarrassing. And then, of course, he had to give me the breast exam! I got the shakes as soon as he said "ok, go ahead and take your shirt off". I know it's an everyday routine thing for the doc, but for you and me that's not. I was embarrassed not of my body, but being half naked in front of a man i didn't know who was also feeling my boobs. I knew i was going to have to have this done in order to start my job, so I got through it, got dressed, and got my job!
- Sep 18, '06 by PorcupineI understand completely what you are saying and why, but the situation is a little different with a male. The employer will likely be scared not to hire you because he is worried about being sued. With a male it is a little different. Dispite what you are told, the law regarding discrimination is not a two way street.
- Sep 21, '06 by powernurseActually, the proper answer to your question is that testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer found in males age 20-35. It is important to perform self exams just as women are encouraged to perform breast exams. Cancer can be deadly so preventative exams are nothing to be embarrassed about. For more information search prostate cancer or testicular cancer at nih.gov.
- Feb 28, '07 by uk_nurseok this is probably not part of an employment physical, but in my eyes you consented to her doing it. If you were not happy you are within your rights to refuse. Can i ask if you thought this was not part of the physical why did you consent? Remember consent does not have to be vebal or written. If you undressed by your own free will for the examination to be carried out thats consent.
- Feb 28, '07 by traumaRUsI'd like to know where you guys work? I've NEVER had anything other than a check of my lungs and heart (with clothes on) for ANY job.
- Feb 28, '07 by educatingnursesIs there a family history of testicular cancer or has the patient stated something that may be of concern?