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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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