How gender affects the relationship between physician and patient

Read the short article by Fulvia Signani. As you read, think about your own experience in clinical practice--as a practitioner, a student, and/or a patient. How did notions of gender affect the relationships between practitioners and patients? Do the author's observations ring true to your experience? Why or why not? Are there other ways in gender can complicate clinical relationships (including interprofessional relationships on the health care team)?