The question of whether a Muslim man can be a gynecologist was posed to me and I didn’t know how to answer. I figured it was o.k. because it deals with medical issues. I also thought that since a general doctor checks both men and women I don’t see the problem as long is it’s absolutely medical. Can a Muslim woman be a urologist for men? What are the limitations of Muslims when it comes to medical issues emergency and non-emergency.
Both Muslim men and women can get the required training to treat all kinds of diseases. There are no express limitations upon Muslims that relate to medical issues and treatments.
A doctor – whether male or female – is expected to and should serve humanity, irrespective of the gender of his/her patient and the nature of the disease.
If, however, a person wants to become a doctor merely to gratify his/her sexual perversions or to get a sickening thrill out of his/her profession, then such a person would be held accountable and accordingly dealt with in the hereafter. Such a person is comparable to one who undertakes the noble work of studying religion, only to earn a worldly respect in his/her society and circle.
Islam does not impose any restrictions upon the masses for the potential perversions of the few.
I hope this helps.
December 2, 2002