For Girls Regarding the DoDMERB exam of the genitalia?

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  1. lokichaos

    lokichaos Member

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    So I just got my letter from DodMERB today, and while looking through it there was this side not that females will have to undergo an examination of the external genitalia...:confused:…My question is is it normally preformed by another female nurse or doctor?? This probably sounds like a stupid question, but I just want to make sure.
     
  2. lotrjedi13

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    Lokichaos, sent you a PM
     
  3. howacupcake

    howacupcake Member

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    Could you also send me a PM? I'm wondering about that too. Thanks!
     
  4. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    add me to that list. or maybe post something in one of the 'for girls' threads floating around
     
  5. America's Finest

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    It seems a lot of people need the information and perhaps many others are too shy to ask. lotrjedi13, maybe it would help if you posted what you have to say for others.
     
  6. Capt MJ

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    Since I can only speculate on what the actual question is, I will just throw some thoughts out there.

    - Larry Mullen recently left us with the way to contact DODMERB directly. I am sure it's on a sticky somewhere here. Going to the official source for DODMERB questions is always best. I'm in a rush this AM so did not go find the link for you.

    - I am fairly sure the standard of care, whether military or civilian, for gynecological exams of any kind, or when the body is significantly unclothed, that if the physician or provider is male, a female "standby" is either mandated or easily available. The standby is in the room to be a silent witness and can be any variety of healthcare provider. During your military career, you will see healthcare providers of both sexes, whether gyn-related or not, and professionalism is the norm. kp2001, one of our resident forum docs, is no doubt better equipped to comment. I'm just speaking as a recipient of military medical care. I expect it's the same in civilian practice too.
     
  7. lotrjedi13

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    Capt MJ hit the nail on the head. If you are put in an uncomfortable situation, simply let someone know :thumb:
     

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