New York City’s gynecological associations are in desperate need of new and better doctors.
The Wall St. Journal reports that nearly two dozen are on the verge of closure as more than 100,000 women in the U.S. wait for their gynecologists.
The Journal notes that the average waiting time for a gynecomastia appointment in the city is 3.5 weeks.
There’s a shortage of gynecologically trained specialists because the number of gynecooperative physicians has shrunk, and many of the nation’s most advanced clinics are unable to hire enough to keep up with demand.
The New York Times reports that gynecists have been understaffed and understaffing has led to patients and staff being “overworked, underpaid, and under-resourced.”
Gynecologists have been called upon to handle many complex and complicated procedures, including childbirth, breast cancer, ovarian and cervical cancer, as well as more minor surgeries.
Some gynecrologists are also working to become more mobile, but many gynecoplasty centers are still far from the facilities they used to be.
This article originally appeared on the Wall Street Post and is reproduced here with permission.