OK, I've not really had any long stints in hospital, so maybe I'd feel differently if I had, but this ones got me confused? Why is this an issue?
Why do we need to segregate by sex in hospital wards?
If it's just a question of dignity, then surely you could easily suffer the same loss of dignity around members of the same sex? Besides isn't that what they put the curtains around the beds for? I would like to think they'd use them when there was any risk of loss of dignity.
I guess this is just an issue that I just don't get.