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Can someone explain to me why a lot of female GPs in the UK state they have a special interest in women health ? I am male and I have a lot of trouble with this because it makes me feel second class and unwelcome and I have avoided seeking medical help recently for some serious issues that have left me in a very weak state of mind because I have got it in my head that they only see men out of obligation. I don’t want to say that its wrong, I have a wife , daughter , mother and sister and it makes me happy knowing someone is looking out for them but I still think its an incredibly unfair statement to make. My named GP for instance does this, when I call I can NEVER get an appointment with her and end up with a third rate visiting Dr that I have never heard of and I think its because the reception and only going appointments with her to female patients.
Please don’t judge me, I am not a bad or mean person and I am not being unkind or mysoginistic in any way. I just want to understand so I can make sense of it, I think in health care women are FAR from under represented so it just does not seem necessary to me. I need help and I am scared to call them because at the moment I feel I am making myself vulnerable incase I get it in my head that they are deflecting me because of my gender.
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