The Crowdsourced List of
Gynaecologists We Trust
This is an attempt to crowdsource a directory of trustworthy gynaecologists. Finding doctors who are on our side is hard enough, and when it comes to something as intimate as our internal plumbing, it's even more difficult.
We need gynaes who are well-trained, affordable, reassuring, and above all, respectful of any sexual or lifestyle choices we make.
We need doctors who know that not all people want their uterus, and that not all people with uteri are women.
We need medical expertise devoid of moral judgements regarding how we use our bodies.
And we need compassionate care that we can rely on when we are scared, in pain and sick, without any shaming for being promiscuous, queer, single, trans, abused, kinky, disabled, fat, childless, or any other aspect of our social identity that should have no relevance to the quality of medical care we deserve.
The folks who’ve spent time and energy filling out our survey to help us crowdsource this list have our gratitude! Our survey remains open, and if you have a positive experience with a gynaecologist whom you’d like to see included on this list, please do fill out the form yourself to share their info with us - http://goo.gl/forms/SL8WLOIqo9
If you have questions or feedback about this project, you can get in touch with us via email (email@example.com), twitter (@AmbaAzaad) or by filling out the last question of our form along with an email address we can reach you at. (http://goo.gl/forms/SL8WLOIqo9). Collaborating with Amba in editing this project are @Pavithra420, @jimanish and @unmana. Previous brainstorming and collaboration - @hirishitalkies
Last updated: 18th June 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: Why is the survey so looooong?!
Answer 1: We were going for a comprehensive questionnaire that covered anything every kind of potential client would like to know. We know it is time-consuming, but we urge you to think about the value the questions have for others in need of good medical care.
Question 2: The doctor I was going to recommend is already listed on it, so should I bother filling in the form?
Answer 2: Yes, please still go ahead and fill it out. The more recs, the merrier, and the nicer it is for people looking for reassurance that more than one person is happy with the gynaecologist. Also, your experience isn’t the same as the other person’s so we’d like to hear from you.
Question 3: Who are you guys?
Answer 3: Just a bunch of twitter friends. Amba floated the idea, and roped in Pavithra, Manish and Richa to help with the initial editing and brainstorming.
Question 4: What made you decide to do something like this?
Question 5: Why isn’t there a list for bad doctors to avoid?
Answer 5: Because we’re not ready for the enormous wanky drama that is going to cause. (Yet.)
Question 6: Why isn’t there a page for my town?
Answer 6: No one recommended someone from there yet. You add ‘em, we page ‘em, baby!
Question 7: How can I help besides submitting information on doctors I’ve visited?
Answer 7: Spread the word about this project to as diverse a bunch of gynaec-users as you can? Track down missing info like phone numbers and office hours? Volunteer to translate the survey and responses into another language?
Question 8: I’m a doctor and I don’t like the reviews I’ve got. How can I get you to change what my reviews say?
Answer 8: Well, the hard way is to get a million Australian $$ in unmarked bills, climb up Vaishno Devi, and send us a carrier pigeon telling us you’ve left the money with the chaiwalla in the red jacket.
The easy way is by being a good doctor, meeting the criterion on this list, and having clients who want to recommend you. (Boring, we know.)
Question 9: What if doctors game this and recommend themselves and rope their whole families in to do so?
Answer 9: See, the extreme length of this survey is our secret deterrent to such shenanigans.
Actually, we don’t have any defences. However, if you see a rec for a doctor you know doesn’t deserve it, go ahead and fill out the form with your opinion of them, and we’ll see what we can do.
Question 10: Why are these spreadsheets so ugly and difficult to read?
Answer 10: Because we all have day-jobs that do not involve spreadsheeting or coding skill-sets, and we wanted to get this out there to you as fast as we possibly could. If we have the energy, the time, and the support, we’ll try to aim for a version 2.0 that has dancing fonts and ceiling cat gifs.
Question 11: How do I get in touch with you?
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