In Ontario, Canada, Fischer and colleagues (2002) found that 75% of patients had no gender
preference, and only 21% strongly felt they desired a female OB/GYN, while 4% wanted a
male OB/GYN. Various patient characteristics had no bearing on gender preference, e.g.,
single, pregnant, those with a history of abortion, STDs or sexual dysfunction. In Israel,
Piper and colleagues (2008) found that 60.3% of patients expressed no gender preference for
their OB/GYN. Women who had children had a predilection to prefer female OB/GYNs.