Canadian Cancer Society Renames Cervix as 'Front Hole' to Include Trans People

Canadian Cancer Society Renames Cervix as ‘Front Hole’ to Include Trans People

Canada’s largest cancer charity has apologized to the transgender community for using the word “cervix” to refer to the organ in the female reproductive system instead of “front hole.”

The Canadian Cancer Society is receiving backlash for lamenting the “significant barriers” that “trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people” supposedly face when being screened for cervical cancer, like the horrors of correct medical terminology. 

“We recognize that many trans men and non-binary people may have mixed feelings about or feel distanced from words like ‘cervix.’ You may prefer other words, such as ‘front hole,’” the organization said on its website. “We recognize the limitations of the words we’ve used while also acknowledging the need for simplicity.”

“Another reason we use words like ‘cervix’ is to

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