Quote from RB_Dez
1. The difference is females can easily work in OB as they please, meanwhile men have like a 1% job outlook in OB. That is literally why we are different and why this class is useless for men. This has nothing to do with females in the ICU. If 1% of females were only hired in the ICU, I could see your point.
2. Are you telling me it takes 4 months to learn how to do BLS protocol differently on a pregnant patient? seriously, they can just put important info like that into 1 medsurge test dedicated to female issues...not 4 months.
Do you not understand how complex pregnancy is? You have to learn about pre-conception, each separate trimester, birth, and the early post-natal period.....and ALL of the potential disease processes and complications that can arise. This is not comparable to learning about diabetes, it's much more complex.
And is the fact that so many more women work in OB because men CAN'T get jobs there, or because they don't want to? I feel like you're treating this as if you're being forced to learn about an area where you're being actively shut out. That's not true. And the point behind my statements re: BLS is that not only is it applicable to other areas, but also that *you*don't*know*what*you*don't*know.
Ultimately this is all moot, your opinion doesn't change how any of this works. You will still need to study OB for your tests, and for your NCLEX. You can either be bitter and pout about it, or you can do what others suggested, see it as a learning experience, and try to tie it into areas of healthcare that do interest you.