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Midwifery language dehumanising women

4 February 2022

8:57 AM

4 February 2022

8:57 AM

A soon-to-be-released collaborative research paper led by a Sydney academic suggests that ‘de-sexing’ language around female reproduction could have ‘consequences that have serious implications for women and children’. The research paper, by ten healthcare academics from six nations, warns that language around pregnancy, birthing, and infant care is becoming dangerously imprecise and dehumanising in an effort to be ‘inclusive’.

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