NHS removes the word “female” from the main online guidance page on cervical cancer

The NHS has “abolished” guidance on women’s medical conditions by using “comprehensive” gender-neutral terms that exclude the words “female” and “female.”

Times NHS’s major web pages on ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer report no longer mentioning women.

(NHS) National Health Service is a collective term for publicly funded healthcare systems in the United Kingdom.

According to that Comprehensive content guidanceNHS should use “If you are writing about gender screening, such as breast and cervical screening, then gender, and even biological gender-related body parts.”

However, some parts of the main page do not use the word woman, although it may refer to women under some subheadings.

Uterine cancer main page I used to say that “Uterine cancer (uterine cancer or endometrial cancer) is a common cancer that affects the female reproductive system. It is common in women who have undergone menopause.”

Currently, it says, “Most uterine cancers usually originate in the endometrium (endometrium), also known as endometrial cancer.”

For the main page of ovarian cancer, The old site “Ovarian cancer, or ovarian cancer, is one of the most common types of cancer in women. The ovaries are a pair of small organs in the lower part of the stomach that are connected to the uterus and are women. I’m storing ovaries. “

“Ovarian cancer mainly affects menopausal women (usually over 50 years old), but it can also occur in younger women.”

The current guidance says, “Ovarian cancer affects two small organs (ovaries) that store the eggs needed to make a baby. Anyone who has an ovary can get ovarian cancer. But it mainly affects people over the age of 50. “

An NHS Digital spokeswoman told The Times: “It’s not correct to say that the ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer pages don’t mention women. We’ve updated the page as part of a regular review of our web page with the best clinical evidence. We matched it and made it as useful as possible to everyone who needed it. “

In 2020 Brighton and the University of Sussex Hospital NHS Trust became the first UK hospital trust Adopt the terms “breast milk / breast milk” and “breast milk” for perinatal services.

In addition to the above, hospital trust has replaced “motherhood” with “perinatal” and “motherhood consent” with “informed consent.” Parents have been replaced by co-parenting and a “second biological parent” has also been added.

Owen Evans


Owen Evans is a UK-based journalist who covers stories from a wide range of countries with a particular interest in civil liberties and free speech.

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