Androgyny: A Model for Improving Gynecologist — Women Interactions

  • E. van Hall
Conference paper


Many of the psychosomatic complaints a woman shows when she consults a gynaecologist are in one way or the other related to her position within society and/or her own environment. Typical examples are: dyspareunia, pelvic pain, infertility and the climacteric syndrome. As most gynaecologists in Western societies are men (± 90%) this can easily lead to difficulty in understanding the real background of women’s problems due to lack of identification. Moreover, the view of a physician on woman’s role in society will generally influence his interpretation of gynaecological complaints.


Depression Infertility 


  1. Singer J (1977) Androgyny: toward a new theory of sexuality. Routledge & Kegen Paul, London HenleyGoogle Scholar

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