What’s Current: NHS allows trans-identified male sex offenders in female hospital wards

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  • New NHS guidance says trans-identified male sex offenders can be placed in female hospital wards. The Telegraph reports some official guidelines label women who express discomfort as transphobic, compare them to racists, and order staff to report them to authorities for hate crimes.
  • A reproductive medical technology company in China is under investigation for allegedly operating an illegal surrogacy business and trafficking children. 
  • An anonymous breastfeeding counsellor alleges the Australian Breastfeeding Association is forcing volunteers and members to scrap female-centered language. 4W reports women in the organization feel “bullied” into using gender-neutral language.
  • Rohingya women living in refugee camps in Bangladesh report being harassed, kidnapped, attacked, and extorted by men believed to be affiliated with militant groups or gangs.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.