British doctors are recommended not to call pregnant women “future mothers”, so as not to discriminate against transgender people


In order not to offend the feelings of transgender people, British doctors are advised not to call pregnant women “future mothers”. Instead, the British Medical Association suggests using the treatment “pregnant people”.

The 14-page “Guidelines for Effective Communication”, issued by the association, states that “the vast majority of people who could conceive or give birth to a child identify themselves as women”. However, there are transgender people who can also become pregnant.

The publication cites as an example the case of a 20-year-old pregnant transgender, Hayden Cross, who is legally a man, takes hormone replacement therapy, but hasn’t yet performed a sex-change operation.

The initiative caused an ambiguous reaction: some fully supported it, others called it “unscientific”.


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