What’s Current: NHS guidance suggests midwives say ‘front hole’ instead of ‘vagina’ if dealing with trans patients

  • New guidance from Sussex health authorities suggests midwives stop using proper words for female anatomy, such as “vagina” and “breast milk,” to avoid upsetting trans-identified patients. The NHS guidance provides a “My Language Preferences” insert, which offers “chestfeeding” as an alternative to “breastfeeding,” and “front hole” or “genital opening” instead of “vagina.”
  • Pregnant women are still being prescribed an epilepsy medication known to have caused physical deformities and neurological issues in tens of thousands of babies.
  • A paramilitary-style Easter parade in Derry linked to the New IRA sparks widespread outrage for demonstrating on the third anniversary of the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot by the New IRA while reporting on riots.
  • A young Tennessee woman escapes kidnapping by her ex-boyfriend using a hand gesture created by Canadian feminists to signal for help, the second documented instance the sign has saved a woman from harm.
  • A Tucker Carlson interview with a woman detailing her detransition is removed from YouTube for violating platform rules against “spam, deceptive practices, and scams.”
Meghan McCarty

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