Geez, buy a girl dinner first...
February 24, 2012 8:41 AM Subscribe
Looking for an extremely sensitive and kind gynecologist in the Portland, OR area.
At 22 I have never visited the gynecologist and I am frankly terrified to do so. I've dealt with vaginismus and with the help of a lovely GP and some personal physical therapy I've been able to have and enjoy sex. But I still don't use tampons or put anything else up in there and the thought of a stranger poking around really freaks me out. Recently I've been dealing with a persistent yeast infection, or something like it, and think it's time to finally take the plunge, so to speak. I've also been sexually active for a while and it's one of those adult things you're just Supposed To Do.
So I'm in the market for a gynecologist in the Portland area who will be very patient with my neuroses, to the point where she'd be okay with meeting and talking clothed before an actual exam. I also don't want anyone who will pressure me into taking hormonal birth control or getting an IUD (I'm one of those perfect-use condom people). As demonstrated by my pronoun use, I'd prefer a female doctor but if there's a really spectacular man you recommend I could be persuaded. Lots of extra points if she's covered by Kaiser.
So do you have a gynecologist you totally love?