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Gender neutral terms such as ‘birth-givers’ may put women’s health at risk, researchers warn
Research finds that gender inclusive words, such as ‘chestfeeding’, may be ‘sexist’ and cause more ‘insidious discrimination against women’
Effective Communication About Pregnancy, Birth, Lactation, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care: The Importance of Sexed Language
On 24 September 2021, The Lancet medical journal highlighted an article on its cover with a single sentence in large text; ‘Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected.’ This statement, in which the word ‘women’ was replaced with the phrase ’bodies with vagina…
Effective communication about pregnancy, birth, lactation, breastfeeding and newborn care: the importance of sexed language
On 24 September 2021, The Lancet medical journal highlighted an article on its cover with a single sentence in large text; ‘Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected.’ This statement, in which the word ‘women’ was replaced with the phrase ’bodies with vagina…
Royal College of Midwives apologises after calling mothers ‘postnatal people’
Group says sorry for ‘erasing’ women following an online backlash against its new guidance
Oxfam withdraws bingo game after complaints by trans staff
Oxfam has removed a children’s game celebrating “inspirational women” such as Marie Curie, Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst from its shops because transgender
Former head of National Childbirth Trust supporting charity
Belinda Phipps, who spent 15 years at NCT, is among more than 1,200 signatories expressing support for keeping words ‘woman’ and ’mother over the move to gender-neutral terms to avoid offence.
LGBT activists get word ‘mother’ axed from government policies
The term “mother” was removed from Scottish government maternity policies after they were lobbied by a leading LGBT+ charity, it has emerged.Stonewall urged ministers to remove gendered terms from policy documents and replace them with “gender neutral equivalents”.Documents released under freedom of
Alison O’Connor: Trans rights and women’s right should not be an either/or choice
We have a duty to do our absolute best for the trans community, providing the healthcare required and all the necessary societal supports — but not ...
Leading British medical journal ripped for calling women ‘bodies with vaginas’
Some incensed readers suggested that The Lancet has double standards — pointing to a Sept. 20 item about prostate cancer without a reference to “bodies with penises.”