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For medical purposes this case should be no different to other cases whereby a man can receive treatment from a female doctor (and vice versa). Despite this, some choose (when possible) a doctor of the same gender in any case, if it makes no difference e.g. if it makes no difference for you, and is possible, to have a full medical examination by a doctor of ...


If the question is of pikuach nefesh, then it isn't a question. As in, if C'V, someone was in the hospital with some very severe issue that even involved direct erva, a doctor of the opposite gender is 100% allowed to assist them. Let's say that it's somewhat less severe, it's preferable to have someone of the same gender, but if not, a doctor is a medical ...

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