The representative of the American Council for Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) said his members had previously been unable to treat male patients, except in special circumstances, such as circumcision of infants, treatment of transgender patients, infertility. However, the "opposition" from gynecologists has obtained permission to provide medical services to a wider range of patients.
So, now American gynecologists will be able to treat male patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Some midwives and gynecologists can also help men who suffer from some forms of cancer, address issues such as low testosterone levels, and make cosmetic procedures, including liposuction.
Some experts criticize the reform, believing that it "will prevent gynecologists and obstetricians from their mission to provide women with high-quality and safe medical care."
In order not to deprive women of the attention of specialists, certified gynecologists and obstetricians are required to allocate at least 75% of the time of service of representatives of the fair sex.