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Inclusive Reproductive Health Terms!

August 19, 2018

Our society has made the terms and words we use very gender conforming and/or stigmatized.

 

Here is a list showing many common words and what can be used as a substitute! 

 

Terms Related to Families

 

Common Term -- Substitute 

 

Female -- Person who has a Vagina

 

Male -- Person who has a Penis

 

She/Her/Hers or He/Him/His Pronouns -- They/Them/Their pronouns

 

Boyfriend/Girlfriend or Wife/Husband -- Partner or Significant Other


Sister/Brother -- Sibling

 

Mom/Dad -- Parent

 

Daughter/Son -- Child

 

Terms Related to Birthing

 

Common Term -- Substitute 

 

Pregnant Mom -- Birthing Parent/Person

 

Mom in Labor or Woman in Labor -- Laboring Person or Person in Labor

 

Breastfeeding -- Chestfeeding

 

Cesarean Section -- Belly Birth 

 

If you think of more terms that need to be added to this list, please let me know!

 

 

 

 

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