All to often I hear some women “Man-Bash” male healthcare practitioners who specialise in Women’s Health issues. Often when male healthcare professionals are trying to bring awareness to female health issues it is now seen as the buzz word “Mansplaining”
What these individuals need to know is that there are many men at the forefront of women’s health issues and they are here to help women, not hinder them. These men do what they do because they care and they are passionate about what they do. Some do so because of partners, or family with gynaecological issues and they want to help any way they can.
These Male Specialists have had years of training and clinical experience and research behind them and actually know more about the female body than many females know about themselves. Being a female, or having a gynaecological disease does not make one an expert. The same goes for males with male health issues too.
Many of these male Women’s Health specialists are also some of our best advanced trained laparoscopic surgeons as well. Many of these health experts also specialise in women’s diseases such as endometriosis.
We also have women specialists who are at the top of their field in male health issues. This should not be a gender thing and unfortunately some misinformed people tend to make it so. Too many people try to make it about self, rather than the bigger issue, or collective.
Many men give up their own time and are not paid for the work they do with women’s health issues. Some of them are working at government level, media level and all sorts of areas to bring awareness to diseases that affect women.
Let’s not forget the men whose partners are affected by disease states. These men offer great support to women who suffer around the world and while they do not suffer the disease, they go through it all with their partners on differing levels.
In this video, I tackle two issue that really need to be talked about
- Period pain is not normal and no matter what anyone says, this is a fact
- We need to end the Man-Bashing of males who specialise in women’s health issues because many men are at the forefront and are trying to help women get the recognition they deserve.
Let’s end the silence for women who suffer disease states like endometriosis. Let’s end the myths around women’s health issues.
Period pain is not normal and women need to know about it.
Just like we need to end the silence about women’s health issues, we also need to end the Man-Bashing of male healthcare practitioners and educators out there at the forefront of women’s health.
Being a male does not mean we do not understand women’s disease states and it does not mean we do not understand pain. By taking away from these men’s messages and their dedication to women’s health, it is also causing damage to the bigger picture and is actually sabotaging women as well.
Have a listen to my latest video blog and explanation of this important subjects that we all need to talk about.
I myself am a male healthcare professional who helps with treatment, management and education of women’s health issues. I genuinely care about issues such as period pain, endometriosis, PCOS and fertility. I have family with gynaecological issues and I have cared for thousands of women with gynaecological and fertility issues. It is a very special interest of mine and I want to see women get the care and help they need. Being male should not even be bought into this.
Lastly, if you are in pain and needs help, please give my clinic a call and make a time to book in a consultation.
Dr Andrew Orr
-Women’s and Men’s Healthcare advocate
-No Stone Left Unturned
-The Endometriosis Experts