More and more Muslims are refusing to allow a male gynaecologist to attend at their wives’ deliveries, says the head of gynaecology at the Brussels University Hospital VUB and the Ghent University Hospital.
The Flemish Association of Gynaecologists are urging for a strict, uniform policy in all hospitals.
The Flemish Association for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (VVOG) acknowledges the problem and urges a strict attitude.
“In my own hospital every patient that absolutely insists on a woman doctor is discharged from the hospital immediately,”
explains Johan Van Wiemeersch at the Sint-Augustinus in Wilrijk.
“As an association of gynaecologists we are urging that these same strict regulations be in place in all maternity wards.”
‘Skik følge eller land fly’, lyder et gammelt ordsprog.