With sex assault allegations in the news, exam room chaperones can help to protect patients and doctors. But male and female patients view
But only 40 percent of male patients returned to their female doctors. (For more on the topic, see Chaperones in the exam room -- who gets to decide?) Almost half of new medical school graduates are women, and they will
Breast exam. Feeling for abnormal lumps may detect breast cancer or benign breast conditions. The doctor will also
But female doctors, as a group, rarely use chaperons for either male or female our patients feel secure during these more sensitive areas of the physical exam.
big reason is men's discomfort with intimate exams done by a woman doctor, especially if more than one female medical staffer is present.