Are male obstetricians or gynecologists condoned in the Bible?
Given that nudity before a person of the opposite gender is a sin, why is it a commonly accepted practice among Baptists and others for a woman to be naked and examined by a male doctor? This most disgusting practice is totally unfounded in God's word. OB/GYN's (doctors of pregnancy and women's health) are considered somehow immune from the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes. If God is so against nudity between members of the opposite gender, why would he allow a man called a doctor to examine a woman's naked body throughout her pregnancy and up to the birth as if he were somehow immune from sin or God's laws?
Throughout the Bible, women who are pregnant or giving birth are attended by "nurses" or "midwives." Not one time in God's word is there mention of a woman being examined nude by a man who is a medical professional. God intended women to assist other women with these types of medical issues. Women have been giving birth to children for the last 6,000 years without the aid of male doctors, and yet Christians today seem to think that a woman must expose herself to a male doctor in the name of medicine. This is totally ridiculous and contrary to God's word.
Many have used the argument, "Oh, they've seen it so many times; it no longer affects them." This is exactly the opposite of reality. Men who look at nudity and pornography for extended periods become more perverted, not less perverted. If the appetite for nudity is fed, the appetite increases not diminishes.
Others have used the argument, "Oh, my gynecologist is a nice elderly man. He isn't thinking any dirty thoughts." That old man was once a young man who decided to go to school to be an obstetrician/gynecologist in order to examine women in intimate areas. We have strained at the gnat of women giving birth with the help of experienced women or midwives, and we have swallowed the camel of godly, Christian women exposing themselves to a strange man in a doctor's office. God help us!
Independent, fundamental Baptist preachers stand up in pulpits across America and breathe fire about mixed swimming, immodest clothing, nudity on television, dancing, mini-skirts, etc., as they should, but why don't they have the morals or courage to condemn this practice which is more revealing and more wicked than any of the others mentioned?!
This is the second in a series of three brief articles that shine a light on the issue of male gynecologists: