CDC Removes Term ‘Women’ From Health Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed the term “women” from its health guidance and replaced it with gender-inclusive language.

The agency also removed the terms “she,” “her,” and “mother.”

Vaccine materials for flu, COVID-19, and RSV reflect the updated terminology.

Psychotherapist and Director of Genspect, a gender-critical organization, Stella O’Malley, told The Daily Mail the guidance was “dangerous.”

“There was no need to replace the word ‘woman’ with the words ‘pregnant person.’ In medical matters, clarity and simplicity should be prioritized so that everyone can understand what is involved,” she said, adding, “Some people, especially those for whom English is not a first language, will not understand what is meant by ‘pregnant people’ yet they would readily understand ‘mothers.'”

“It’s an appalling example of how politics is increasingly interfering with medicine.”

In July, the CDC published “Health Equity Considerations” that endorses transgender individuals “chestfeeding” a baby.

The health organization then calls for the use of terms that are “inclusive of all gender identities such as ‘pregnant person,’ ‘breastfeeding parent,’ and ‘lactating person.’”

One of the “reminders” in the considerations is that “transgender and nonbinary-gendered individuals may give birth and breastfeed or feed at the chest (chestfeed),” noting that “an individual does not need to have given birth to breastfeed or chestfeed.”