NEW YORK - A UK hospital is adopting gender-inclusive language for perinatal services to cater to trans and non-binary people who are giving birth.
Maternity services at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals have broadened the language they use to support midwives.
Examples of the staff's use of gender-inclusive language include: "pregnant women and people", "breastfeeding and chestfeeding", "mothers and birthing parents".
The hospital says it will not change the language it uses for people who identify as women.
In a statement on its website, the hospital says: "We will continue to call them pregnant women and talk about breastfeeding."
The hospital also released a 19-page mission statement and rationale to explain the changes and new language.
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