I (female) had my annual today and I had a young female doctor for the first time. She was very verbal throughout the pelvic - narrating everything she was going to do, asked permission in advance, and then asked if it was okay - for every step. Has anyone else had this? It made it feel ritualistic and the opposite of matter-of-fact.
@Blue55 You seem frustrated with this approach on the part of your practitioner.
In fact, the cause of this change in practices is to be found in the sex scandals that broke out several months ago leading to the "mee too" movement.
In France we had to face movements of the type “balance your pig” which deviated into “balance your gynecologist” or “balance your uterus”
In fact, doctors have considered it useful to protect themselves and professional organizations have communicated on the obligation to ensure the patient's consent before any action.
We therefore come to question the patient if she is OK before a palpation of the breasts, if she agrees to inserting a speculum and if she does not see any inconvenience to a vaginal examination and, all the more reason for rectal exploration.
No, it is not a question of lack of professionalism or gestures of beginners, it results from the fear of being prosecuted for a misinterpreted gesture.
Many people who have commented on your post say that it is frustrating and unacceptable, I ask you to understand that, for gynecologists, it is more than frustrating, it represents a systematic questioning of the merits of their actions. for diagnostic purposes