Let's not belittle the Medical Assistant" Mr. Bratwurst. Today most medical assistants have gone to school for specific training to assist doctors with exams and to do other tasks that are typical in a medical setting. Or there may be a few that are 75 yrs old and learned on the job but those are few to be found.
I am a medical assistant and have additional schooling to become a RMA. I can take vitals, give injections, EKG, breathing treatments, collect urine samples, catherize males and females, give enemas, suppositories, draw blood, ear lavages, numb the area for minor surgeries, assist with female exams, paps, rectal exams and while working in the hospital worked in endo dept. and assisted doctors with colonoscopies and other GI tests, anesthesia, obtained signed consents for the anesthesia, worked in surgery, positioned patients on surgery tables, sterilization, transported patients, worked on the floors and prepped patients for colonoscopies and other procedures as well as surgery. So I have seen and done so many things. And you are right we do not diagnose nor prescribe medications or treatments.
And working in the medical field today is not easy. Some positions are well paid and then many are just so so.
And most PAs today can do most everything an MD/DO Doctor does except prescribe controlled narcotics (I am pretty sure) and I believe that every patients chart that a PA sees is suppose to be reviewed by a MD.
So if you go to a doctor's office and see a PA they will do pretty much the same thing your MD will do including genital exams and anything else to help them diagnose what you are having problems with.