Top Medical Journal Editor Responds To Outrage After Its Cover Calls Women ‘Bodies With Vaginas’

Top Medical Journal Editor Responds To Outrage After Its Cover Calls Women ‘Bodies With Vaginas’


The editor of the leading medical journal The Lancet, which embroiled itself in controversy when it referred to women as “bodies with vaginas” on the cover of one of its September issues, apologized Monday for causing offense but chose to defend the obtuse phrasing used in the publication. 

As the Daily Wire reported, the weekly medical journal called women “bodies with vaginas” in an article entitled “Periods on Display” for the September 1 issue. The quote, “Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected,” was featured on the cover. 

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— The Lancet (@TheLancet) September 24, 2021

But The Lancet was met with criticism from many who argued that the journal was itself marginalizing women by referring to them in such a strange manner.

Richard Horton, the

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