The British Medical Association has asked its 160,000 members who work in hospitals and general practice across that country not to call pregnant women “mothers” to show sensitivity toward transgender people, according to reports. BMC, the trade union and professional body for doctors in the U.K., has issued official guidelines to all its members, saying

mothers-to-be should be referred to as “pregnant people” instead, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail newspaper. A 14-page booklet, “A Guide To Effective Communication: Inclusive Language In The Workplace,” states, “A large majority of people that have been pregnant or have given birth identify as women.  READ MORE