A woman doctor was my preference.
The reason has nothing to see with the sex or sexual orientation.
A woman's hands and subsequently her fingers are smaller than most male doctors. This is particularly important in your first year of digital testing.
In support of male doctors, I found that experience is important. A male surgeon was the quickest, easiest and the last as I elected to go for radical prostate surgery.
Annual checkups with the family doctor will now be a bit shorter and less uncomfortable.