Do women prefer female obstetricians?

  title={Do women prefer female obstetricians?},
  author={Elizabeth A. Howell and Birdette Gardiner and John P Concato},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={99 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate gender preferences for obstetricians in a hospital setting and to examine its relationship to patient satisfaction. METHODS Using methods of qualitative analysis, we interviewed a convenience sample of 67 obstetric patients during their postpartum hospital stay, asking open-ended questions about gender preferences of health care providers and satisfaction with health care. RESULTS Overall, 58% of patients (n = 39) had no preference for physician gender, 34% (n = 23… CONTINUE READING


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