Had an interesting conversation with a female nurse about me and middy. Although she has teenage children now, her preference would be for a male gynae. Her reasoning, they are more respectful and gentle when it comes to examinations.
The more women I meet, 99% say it would not bother them if they had a male midwife. With the 1% that decline, I am highly respectful of their decision. In this area, if a woman (and partner) doesn;t have complete trust in you, the labour and birth will not be a memorable experience.
I love being a midwife!!