If you are uncomfortable, you need to advocate for yourself. when you make an appointment, state that you would prefer all male staff to work with you. It’s your body, your health and your preference. If they are not able to accommodate your preference, find an office that can. However, I assure you that female staff are just as professional, provide just as good care, and as just as equipped to meet your needs as male staff. Sure, some providers/caregivers are inappropriate, but that has nothing to do with their gender.
It wasn’t that long ago that nearly all OB/Gyns were male. Women spoke up and asked for a female provider. Now, it’s easy to find all female staff. So speak up! As soon as a clinic identifies an unmet need that’ll bring in business, they’ll hire more male staff.