So I put off my physical for a bit too long, then it got canceled last year due to the pandemic. I'm a couple years into peri, and it's time for all those invasive tests, and probably my first boob squish. Since peaking, I'm a little afraid of all this gender nonsense affecting intimate care. I'm an abuse survivor, and it used to be there was a colored sticker put on the front of my paper chart that alerted the staff to that fact. Since the laws changed and forced all the clinics into electronic charts, they seemed to lose that flag and it's been tough. Although the one male GYN I saw was amazing for my emergency, I prefer all the nurses and techs to be women for this appointment. I have had flashbacks just getting my blood pressure checked, so I'm getting very anxious about even the intake!
Does anyone have any advice on how to go through this mine field now? How do you even go about making such a request when "abuse survivor" gets me shrugs now? Any magic words to use?