I really don't care whether an OB is male or female. Actually, in my experience, the men are gentler than women. If they know what they're doing, I'm happy. And reading all your posts...I am quite happy that I live in Germany. Sure, we have Doctors here who make me scream but all in all, they do a pretty good job. And I can see which ever Doctor I want, no matter where he or she is, no matter which insurance. Because that's just crazy. But still, as a patient don't go and believe everything they say. They're human and they make mistakes too. If there's something that makes you uncomfortable or the Doc didn't answer your questions acurately, get a second opinion. Or a third.