Not trying to sound judgmental, but I think this is a little too much modesty for me. How do the doctors examine women wearing these new gowns, I wonder?
Especially the sleeves which are cuffed to prevent the arms from being revealed. What if the doctor, I don't know, needs to look at your arm?
It is interesting that the article mentions the gown was designed for people of "Muslim, Hindu, Orthodox Jewish and Rastafarian faiths," when as you can see by the picture, clearly one faith in particular is being catered to. I don't have a problem with that, but why the reluctance to come out and say it?
As far as I know, Judaism does not have a problem with being examined by a doctor in whatever you need to wear for the doctor to properly treat you. However, it would be nice if they could do something about those flapping flaps in back of a typical hospital gown--perhaps a Velcro closure or something for when you don't want it to flap open.
An Orthodox Jewish friend mentions that she asks for the blue gowns the doctors wear in the operating room. "Long sleeves, nicely covered," and yet, more than just your eyes can peek out.