12 male nurses open up about the stigma that comes with their career

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Although doctors are necessary, important and highly respected professionals, they couldn't do what they do without the help of nurses. Nurses are integral parts of the world of health and medicine. That being said, stereotypes within the field exist that might make it hard for some people to take the kind of pride they should have in their jobs -- there is a stigma about male nurses that they aren't particularly happy with.

Several male nurses took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to reveal the kind of stress trying for a baby really brings.

1. People often think that nursing is the step before becoming a doctor -- this is untrue
As a male nurse, male doctors judge me for doing my job but I never understand why. I

2. A nurse is a nurse is a nurse
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3. This person has the right attitude
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4. Some male nurses feel like they're within an unnecessarily catty environment
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5. Male nurses should be proud of what they do, not embarrassed to admit it
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6. You don't often see gender prejudice against men in the workforce
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7. The worst is having a professional 'problem' affect your personal life
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8. Part of the stigma must be rooted in qualifying the position with a gender
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9. As long as you feel happy and satisfied, all other concerns can fall by the wayside
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10. Manliness stops being questioned when a fat paycheck rolls in
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11. Finding out that loved ones are ashamed of what you do can be very hurtful
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12. The only person who can define you is you
Being a male nurse doesn

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