‘Women’ and ‘girls’ have left the NHS website about periods, replacing them with gender-neutral ‘everyone who bleeds’

THE words ‘women’ and ‘girls’ have been omitted from an NHS website about periods – and replaced with gender-neutral terms like ‘everyone who bleeds’.

The Bloody Brilliant website doesn’t mention women at all on their Period 101 page, instead saying the information applies to “people with periods” and “anyone with a uterus.”

'Women' and'girls' have been omitted from an NHS website about periods and replaced with gender-neutral'everyone who bleeds'

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‘Women’ and ‘girls’ have been omitted from an NHS website about periods and replaced with gender-neutral ‘everyone who bleeds’Photo credit: Getty

Ex-Health Secretary Sajid Javid earlier this year criticized the NHS for genderless online health advice on issues such as menopause and ovarian cancer – and urged staff to reintroduce references to women and girls.

Activist Milli Hill said: “Imagine the effort it must have taken to create an entire website about periods without even mentioning the word woman or girl.

“It’s confusing, especially when you’re young, illiterate or have English as a second language.”

The NHS Wales Health Collaborative, which commissioned the website, said: “The language usage is consistent with similar material, including Welsh Government publications, and follows expert advice.”

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