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Table 5 Druze women’s gender preference for obstetricians/gynecologists by intimate vs. non-intimate procedure performed

From: Israeli Druze women’s sex preferences when choosing obstetricians and gynecologists

  Female (%) No preference (%) Male (%)
Intimate procedure    
Pelvic examination 128 (65.3) 67 (34.2) 1 (0.5)
Pregnancy follow-up 120 (61.9) 68 (35.1) 6 (3.1)
Non-intimate procedure    
Cesarean section 57 (29.4) 123 (63.4) 14 (7.2)
Gynecologic surgery 78 (40.2) 104 (53.6) 12 (6.2)
Advice for major OB/GYN problem 82 (42.1) 96 (49.2) 17 (8.7)
  1. p < 0.001 for Pelvic examination performed by female Ob/Gyn vs. Cesarean section, Gynecologic surgery and Advice for major OB/GYN problem performed by female Ob/Gyn.
  2. p < 0.001 for Pregnancy follow-up performed by female Ob/Gyn vs. Cesarean section, Gynecologic surgery and Advice for major OB/GYN problem performed by female Ob/Gyn.