They aren’t “women”, they’re “birthing people”

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Harvard has sparked a fierce backlash after referring to women as ‘birthing people’ to be more inclusive of those who identify as nonbinary or transgender.

In a tweet from November, Harvard Medical School’s Postgraduate and Continuing Education wrote: ‘Globally, ethnic minority pregnant and birthing people suffer worse outcomes and experiences during and after pregnancy and childbirth,’ while promoting a panel discussion about ‘Maternal Justice.’

Responding to the criticism, Harvard acknowledged that ’the webinar panelists used the term “birthing person” to include those who identify as non-binary or transgender because not all who give birth identify as “women” or “girls.”

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