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[IPp] Re:physicals for girls

In a message dated 3/23/02 6:53:52 PM Pacific Standard Time, Amy writes:

> <<This endo's remarks bother me, he/she doesn't seem to be very sensitive to 
> a
> child's innate sense of modesty or privacy.  He/she automatically assumes a
> child wouldn't want to be viewed because there is a *problem* with that
> child.  My 9 yr old (non D) doesn't even want me to see him in the shower,
> he is very private about his body and he is not abused, teased, etc. I know
> he would be moritified if a Dr looked at his privates every 3 mos-what 
> child
> wouldn't be?  I don't know a single ADULT woman that enjoys getting a gyn.
> exam and that is far less often than a endo check up.  I guess this just
> struck a cord with me as it seemed really clinical, and insensitive>>

Amy, I agree with you 100%.  I certainly wouldn't want that doctor around my 
children.  A child needs to feel comfortable with their doctor, just as a 
parent needs to feel comfortable that the doctor is competent etc.
Barbara, Mum of Claire 7
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