Question 42: I am a student at the Faculty of Medicine. Next year, we will study Gynecology and Obstetrics. Thus, I would like to ask the following questions:
First, is it permissible for me to attend the practical training in which a woman’s body might be revealed?
Second, is it permissible for a man to specialize in Gynecology and Obstetrics, or is it restricted to women?
Third, is it permissible for a woman to go to a doctor of Ophthalmology or Otolaryngology, given that there are female doctors specialized in that field?
Fourth, is it permissible for a female doctor to examine a male patient?
Answer: First and second, if there are enough women specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics, it is not permissible for you to study that branch or see the `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) of women, whether during training, examination or surgical operation… read more here.