Don’t call pregnant women ‘expectant mothers’ as it might offend transgender people, BMA says

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The British Medical Association has said pregnant women should not be called "expectant mothers" as it could offend transgender people.

Instead, they should call them "pregnant people" so as not to upset intersex and transgender men, the union has said.

The advice comes in an internal document to staff outlining a raft of common phrases that should be avoided for fear of causing offence.

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Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

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