Autobot-Hellstriker wrote:I see the autobots doctors strictly this way.
First Aid: He's like a sort of battlefield medic and a "family" doctor that runs a small office.
Ratchet: He's the the more skilled hospital surgeon type doctor specializing in advanced repairs outside among the autobots.
He's also the doctor everyone goes to when it is outside of First Aid's field level of expertise.
I definitely see First Aid as a combat medic, but Hoist's profile on the TFwiki and his portrayal in the show has him as a family doctor.
Anyway, I never saw First Aid as a female, cause he doesn't look like a female. He's very boxy and has a cool mouthplate.
And if First Aid was into anyone, it would be Minerva. A glimpse of what could have been can be seen in the fan comic "War Journal": http://tf-war-journal.deviantart.com/
I had nothing to do with the story, but it's pretty awesome.
As another aside, about how many Female Transformers there are, well according to the TFwiki, a lot:http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Female_Transformers
And they even have a handy dandy pictoral guide of Female Transformer toys:http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Female_Transformer_toy_images
One thing you'll notice is that several entries, like Armada Ironhide and Cliffjumper(Mini-cons) were made female after the fact, probably because they were androgynous and the writers could. In a sense, it really helps put some of these characters on the radar because Female Transformers are still quite the minority.