Going to a male gynaecologist

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Q: Is it permissible for a lady to go to a male gynaecologist? (when females are available) We have heard some people say that some mufti has said it is better to go to a male which we find inappropriate.


A: It is a requirement that women should go to female gynaecologists. If a female is not available or she is not competent enough then you may refer to a male Allah fearing gynaecologist.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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