Who are naked at the doctor ?
In france no !
Never for me, either.
Medical care in the US has totally gone downhill in recent years. I just went in for a physical and didn't even get undressed or put on an exam gown. How do you get a physical if they can't see your body??? Modesty be damned!!! As I've said before, if you want your body examined, you go to a doctor. If you want your clothes examined, go to a tailor.
As I have reported before, all my exams by my current doctor have been in the buff. It's not a big deal to me. True, I've popped a boner several times, but the doc has seen it before and will probably see it again. I say chill.
It´s not only political correctness as such, but also I surmise a religious thing as well. And if I´m not mistaken these two are usually opposed in the US but in the case of being naked at the doctor, both seem to be congruous oddly enough ...
There is also the worry about offending people from other cultures and countries and continents. Although when I was young, people generally thought other cultures to be sensuously hedonistic when it came to nudity, in reality many cultures are just the opposite, very prudish to say the least and often quick to take offense and presuppose malign motives when it comes to medical nudity.
No, Dan, I don't think it's a gender thing. I believe that it's a political correctness gone wild thing. Doctors seem too worried about offending a patient's modesty to the point of interfering with good medical care.
The other reason is time. Dressing and undressing takes non-revenue time in the room that could be used for another patient.
hmmm...never naked anymore...just pulls shorts down when needed. I wonder if female Drs are the reason for some of these changes.
We had the same family doctor from my age 12 to 18, when I went away to college, and then for annual physicals while I was home for summers. The routine never varied, and this was true for most other boys I knew regardless of doctor. The nurse would lead me back to the examining room, point to a chair and say "Strip off everything but your shorts and sit there. The doctor will be in shortly. I'd have my jockey briefs on until we got to the point where I had to lie back down on the table while he felt my belly, groin and inner thighs for the femoral pulse. Is hands went inside my shorts for that part, then he helped me slipped them off so I was naked for the genital and hernia checks, done while I was standing in front of him. In my 14th year he put his finger in my rectum for the first time, also with me naked but facing away and bent over, When he was finished he gave me a tissue to clean myself with and I could go get dressed. I liked letting him see my body. These days, covered with a gown, I wonder how doctors can possibly assess my overall health when so much of the entire body is hidden from view.
My pediatrician in the 1960's had me naked from the beginning. I would enter the exam room with my mom and be told by the nurse, "You know the drill." I did know the drill and i stripped with out questioning why.
When I started going to an internist at 17, he had me nude under a gown.
The doctor I go to today is rather young and he has only had my pants and underwear down for the genital and rectal exam once a year. He always seems a little embarrassed to ask.
Oh, how the world has changed!
growing up yes dr always had me completely naked from the begging. now just in underwear.
I have never been completely naked at a real doc. For a complete exam we have to undress till your boxer. Of course the doc lower the boxer for the genitial check-up
I've only been naked under a gown or at the end of an exam when they asked me to take off or lower my underwear for genital or rectal exam.
I ve never been completly naked for any exam.
Depending exam, but mostly naked
Never completely undressed
Only for sports physicals. Done the exercise EKG naked!
I am usually naked or naked under a gown, and I prefer that. I feel like it is a crucial step to ensure I get a proper examination. I dont care if the doctor or nurses see my penis throughout the entire exam or not.
never. always careful to cover up all but what is necessary.
In Germany where i live it is very common to be completley naked during checks for skin cancer at the dermatologist.
I am usually pretty covered up at the doctor, but it was different when I was around 12. My step dad was accused of sexual abuse on his real daughter, so of course they checked me. I went in for questioning, being a kid I didnt understand what they were talking about, and denied most everything they said. Next an older man came in, asked me some general questions. Next I was asked to strip, he checked my temp (orally) and then moved to my pelvic region. The detective was observing, not a woman in the room. His touch startled me as he felt my vulva, then slowly making his way to my lips. "Honey has a doctor ever looked in your vagina before?" He asked. "Yes but a long time ago" I told him. He pulled out a speculum, and a long tool. "I spread you open with this and then I put this inside your vagina to take some pictures." He told me. I just nodded. He slid the cool metal tool in and it felt really big. Next he opened it and it hurt. "Ouch! That is too big" I told him. "It's the smallest one we have honey, please bear with me. After sticking an amount of tools inside me, he asked me to roll over, then, without warning, stuck a thick tube into my bottom, leaving it there for 3 minutes, occasionally turning it. After he slid it out, he took many notes, then told me I could dress and leave.
Turns out that he was completely innocent, and that my entire family went through this trouble for no real reason.
My girlfriend told me about a gyn exam, she was about 21 that time. At first she undressed from the waist down as it is common in Europe and put her feet into the stirrups. The doctor did a speculum exam and a transvaginal ultrasound. When he told her that it was time for the breast exam she stood up and wanted to put on her trousers again and after that put off her t-shirt. When she stood next to the gyn chair naked from the waist down the doctor said, well just put off the t-shirt to save some time. So she lifted her t-shirt and bra and more or less stood there completely naked. I imagined the picture of my tall, blonde, completely shaved girlfriend standing there naked and exposing her breasts. I wonder if the doctor tried this often to see some of his patients naked.
Just had my annual physical and the PA had me get naked for the skin check. Unfortunately she made me put on a gown and a lap sheet and really kept me hidden, on the most part, because of the assistant in the room with her. My last PA never did call for an assistant even for the hernia and prostate exam.
Several times over, while a patient in the hospital, I've needed help while taking a shower. In fact, one time I passed out so I was completely naked for the shower, drying and such.
I agree with JDS. When offered the gown, return it, folded, to the drawer.
As I usually do. Always remember that you are the consumer of your health care. You are in control (within reason). The doctors and nurses should be there to make you feel more comfortable. Not the other way around.
To get all naked visiting your doctor would not be normal procedure in Denmark - I guess getting totally undressed might make the doctor wonder what...
Take control, don't use the gown!
I never been totally nude always with boxers or gown I wish they would all do away with gowns it would be great. !!
I dont think it happens in italy!
I don't give my dermatologist a choice, when she comes in the room, I am nude, sitting on the gown the nurse gave me. As I've had melanoma, I'm not taking any chances.
I did the same thing for a mole mapping procedure with 2 nurses.
Years ago, I had a cardiac catheterization. At the lab, they had me stand up and remove my gown. One nurse did my groin shave just like that.
Never completely undressed. Always in underwear, which I'd lower for the genital exam
I just got home from the urologist today. Only had to pull my pants down to my knees to be checked. Thank goodness everything is alright.