Our expert says:
I think most gynaecologists feel this way. You will see that I gave a detailed answer as to the reasons for this.
It is absolutely fine for the partners to be there for the history and discussion afterwards, just not for the examination. In the end, the woman is the person who is being examined, not the man, and most women don't feel a need for their husbands to be in with them. The contract is between the doctor and the patient. If men feel threatened, they need to sort this out for themselves.
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