Women going to male doctors
Q: I have been married for two years and and we are trying for a baby from the beginning onwards but still there is no pregnancy due to which we went to a fertility clinic which was a female doctor. After investigation the doctor had instructed to perform HSG test for my wife, (it’s a kind of test that they will insert some instrument into a women’s genital and check inside for the blockage) and she also said that there is only one doctor to perform in the whole state but its a male doctor who is very experienced and aged around 75 years. My question is weather it is allowed in Islamto perform these kind of tests with a male doctor?
A: It is best that a female should be seeing to a female. If for some reason you cannot find a female that is competent enough then as a last resort a male that is righteous and careful could treat her. The treatment must be done under your supervision and presence.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)