Sunday, August 19, 2007

Male Nurse

I go out of my way to identify and select women to be my doctors. As a general rule, I really don't like being touched by men I don't know. Even my dentist is a woman. So I was quite disconcerted at the doctors office the other day when my (female) doctor told me the NURSE would be right in to hook me up for an EKG which involved HIM going under my bra, all around my legs, and other (previously) private areas.

As you all know, I'm the last to favor gender-based stereotypes. So I shouldn't necessarily have been envisioning a female nurse. But it did throw me a bit.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I had similar feelings when a female XRAY tech, that I knew and knew was a lesbian, did my mammogram.

Jennifer said...

So why do you think it put my nam as "Jennifer" on th ecomments. I am not Jennyalice. Perhaps the internet is trying to merge us. We'll see who it lists me as this time!

doubletrouble said...

For me, it's not about what they are thinking/feeling, it's really just all about me. Like I think this male nurse was gay. But that was irrelevant to me, because my concern wasn't how he was reacting to my body, but how I was reacting to a man touching my body.

10pennyRN said...

As a male nurse myself, I think you should just get over it. Instead... thank the lord that there is somebody out there who is so unselfish as to give their lives to the service of others. Someone who gets back little or no respect from people who would rather complain about the color of your skin, the language you don't speak, or your gender.