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Old 01-30-2017, 11:39 PM   #1
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British group: To avoid offending patients, don’t use term ‘expectant mother’

A prominent association representing medical professionals in Great Britain has asked its staff not to use the term “expectant mother” to avoid offending transgender and intersex patients, leading some critics to slam the organization for being too “politically correct.”

The guidelines, published late last year by the British Medical Association (BMA) in a 14-page booklet titled “A Guide To Effective Communication: Inclusive Language In The Workplace,” asks them to instead use the term “pregnant people.”

“Gender inequality is reflected in traditional ideas about the roles of women and men,” a pamphlet explaining the guidelines reads, according to Metro.co.uk. “Though they have shifted over time, the assumptions and stereotypes that underpin those ideas are often deeply-rooted.”

“A large majority of people that have been pregnant or have given birth identify as women,” the pamphlet continues. “We can include intersex men and transmen who may get pregnant by saying ‘pregnant people’ instead of ‘expectant mothers.’”

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Personally I don't make a comment about a woman being pregnant until either she mentions it first or the baby's head is crowning
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Personally I don't make a comment about a woman being pregnant until either she mentions it first or the baby's head is crowning
Smart. I once congratulated a co-worker on her pregnancy. Turned out it was "just fat" put on over the holidays. I felt awful. So, I never assume these days. To be fair, she had been telling the whole office for months about their heroic efforts to get pregnant.
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