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A statue of surgeon J. Marion Sims is taken down from its pedestal in Central Park on Tuesday. A New York City panel decided to move the controversial statue after outcry, because many of Sims' medical breakthroughs came from experimenting on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Katie Merriam, an OB-GYN resident in Charlotte, N.C., says she loves her mostly female work environment but also appreciates having male colleagues. Alex Olgin/WFAE hide caption

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Male OB-GYNs Are Rare, But Is That A Problem?

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Illustration of Dr. J. Marion Sims with Anarcha by Robert Thom. Anarcha was subjected to 30 experimental surgeries. Pearson Museum, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine hide caption

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Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology

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Women often save up questions for an annual office visit that they think don't warrant a sick visit to the doctor during the year, research finds. Tim Pannell/Fuse/Getty Images hide caption

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Illustration of Dr. J. Marion Sims with Anarcha by Robert Thom. Courtesy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Pearson Museum. Pearson Museum, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine hide caption

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Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology

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We know you'd rather skip the fasting and bowel prep. But that's the way we've always done it. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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