Are most women comfortable being examined by a male gynaecologist?

That depends on u. If u are uncomfortable with a man u can go to a woman gyn, most men and women try to do a non painful exam , but sometimes it may be a little uncomfortable due to your vaginal size or a problem u are having, there have been no studies done saying that either men or women do less painful exams, if u go to a male gyn he will have a female assistant in room during the exam and a female should also.