The battle rages in the UK over the physical and symbolic spaces reserved for women. The British General Medical Council, which in its guidelines has enjoined to delete the words 'woman' and 'mother', responds shortly to theSunak government initiative reinstating the biological sex criterion and abandon gender identity in the health service: MtF transsexuals -that is, biologically male- will no longer be housed in female hospital wards even if they identify as women.
This week Steve Barclay, Minister of Health, will announce its proposals for restore 'common sense' and counter the 'woke bureaucracy' of the health service which has led to women's rights being increasingly sidelined.
The changes will give men and women the right to be cared for in shared wards only by persons of the same biological sex and to receive intimate care from persons of their own sex.
Barclay also announced the'abandonment of neutral language in the NHS after the scandal of the deletion of references to women in health advice on menopause and diseases such as cervical and ovarian cancer.
Barclay told The Telegraph: "We need a common-sense approach to gender and equality issues in the NHS. That is why I am about to announce some proposals to make patients' rights clearer. (...) It is crucial that women's voices are heard in the National Health Service and that the privacy, dignity and safety of all patients are protected'..
Feminist associations hailed the changes as 'fantastic news' and a return to 'reality-based thinking'.
Details of the new plans were revealed in Steve Barclay's speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
Translation by Maria Celeste.
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