Gender-neutral NHS advice is finally being binned, it emerged today.
Mentions of women were last year quietly scrubbed from health pages on cervical and ovarian cancers in order to be more ‘inclusive’.
The woke push also saw gendered terms axed from the page on menopause, even though the biological phenomenon only occurs in women.
But following a massive outcry and demands for a U-turn, gender-specific language has been reintroduced to the same three pages.
It forms part of the launch of a new NHS Women’s Health online hub, designed to ‘support women’s health at every stage of their lives’.
Following a massive outcry and demands for a U-turn, gender-specific language has been reintroduced to the three pages NHS female health pages, though two others remain gender-neutral
However, not all the pages caught up in the inclusivity overhaul have had yet to be restored.
For example, the NHS’ official pages for womb and vaginal cancer, which had their mentions of ‘women’ deleted, remain unchanged in the latest update.
MailOnline approached The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and NHS Digital for comment on why some have changed and not others.
Experts argue the de-sexing of the NHS language pages is dangerous because it can overcomplicate vital health messaging for women.
An earlier version of the NHS menopause page described it as being ‘when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally’.
But this was changed in May last year to: ‘Menopause is when your periods stop due to lower hormone levels.’
However, in the new update the term ‘women’ features again. The advice now states that the menopause ‘usually affects women between the ages of 45 and 55’.
A line saying ‘it affects anyone who has periods’ — referring to biological women