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Does anyone have to go to a gp who's waiting room is segregated into male and femail areas?
Is this legal?
This is something I've never heard of, Mairie. Difficult (to say the least) if someone is needed to support a person of the opposite sex: as for whether it's legal or not is a really interesting question!
Never heard of such a thing !

But I suppose if the surgery is located in an area with a large ethnic population it may be that some races/religions might object to having to mix with members of the opposite sex.

But even so it sounds like political correctness being taken to the extreme !

susieq
as carer for the old doll how would i be able to escort her into the docs surgery female patient male carer dont have a same s e x carer
My carees are male, so I would be in the same position as George, unable to be with them.
Does anyone have to go to a gp who's waiting room is segregated into male and femail areas?
Is this legal?
What about cross dressers and gender benders? Do they have to stand in the middle feeling awkward?
I've never come across this in a surgery. It's not practical.
Ridiculous.
Totally.

Bet they have mixed wards in hospital, though?
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My mums gp's surgery is like this.
Susieq is right in what she says re area.
Although it would seem to make more sense to have an open area where both sexes can wait together and a small area where for religious and cultural reasons women who wish to can sit separately I can't see why someone would refuse to attend the surgery if they didn't need someone of the other gender with them, it may not be ideal but access to health care is a scarce commodity in some parts of the country and I certainly wouldn't allow it to deter me. Perhaps you could make the point to the surgery that in respecting the needs of the presumably majority population they are making it difficult for the minority when a patient needs to be accompanied by a family member of another gender.