The UK Health Secretary is set to issue a new proposal which will see transgender patients banned from female hospital wards in the UK, according to reports.
The proposal also includes reinstating ‘sex-specific’ language in NHS materials.
Steve Barclay will unveil the plans to eliminate ‘woke‘ ideology in health service as concerns mount that women’s rights are being sidelined.
‘Sex-specific’ language will be reimplemented, meaning terms such as breastfeeding will no longer be replaced by “chestfeeding,” The Daily Mail reports.
“We need a common-sense approach to sex and equality issues in the NHS,” Barclay said.
“That is why I am announcing proposals for clearer rights for patients.”
“And I can confirm that sex-specific language has now been fully restored to online health advice pages about cervical and ovarian cancer and the menopause,” he added.
According to The Evening Standard, the Health Secretary told the conference in Manchester he had already undertaken similar work, pointing to an intervention on “unacceptable changes to the NHS website that erased women from conditions such as cervical cancer” and stopping the NHS from making staff declare their pronouns.
“Today I am going further, by announcing that we will change the NHS constitution following a consultation later this year to make sure we respect the privacy, dignity and safety of all patients, recognize the importance of different biological needs, and protect the rights of women,” he said.
The proposal will only allow people of the same biological sex to share wards, with care coming from doctors and nurses of the same sex for intimate health matters.
Earlier this year, a London University received backlash after it removed the word ‘woman’ from its maternity policy, declaring “maternity” and “menopause” applied to “all genders.”
As The Daily Fetched reported, free speech campaigners and MPs slammed the University of the Arts London (UAL), accusing it of’ erasing’ women’s experience.
In a LinkedIn post from October 2022, University of the Arts London Vice Chancellor James Purnell wrote:
“At UAL, we are introducing equal parental leave. Every new parent will be entitled to six months at full pay.”
It added, “It is fair to every kind of parent, of whatever gender or sex, or sexual orientation, whether adopting or not.”
In another press release, the University said its maternity and menopause policies are “irrespective of gender, sexual orientation or how people become parents,” in what appears to be them justifying removing the word woman.”
For every ounce of hormonal suffering, bleeding, pain, severe illness during pregnancies, emergency c-sections to save me and my babies’ lives, peri-menopausal symptoms that I have gone through as a woman…you mean to tell me that you are now just offering up the same— SIJK (@sijkrpw) May 4, 2023
Meanwhile, the think tank Free Speech Union director, Toby Young, said the university “has become so pickled in woke gobbledegook it’s becoming a bit of a joke. I hope it can correct course before it goes bankrupt.”
“Nearly all these institutions are publicly funded, yet all the polling indicates the public are overwhelmingly opposed to this nonsense,” Young added.
However, that is all set to change under the new law wich will see transgender patients banned.
A source close to the Health Secretary told the Telegraph:
“The Secretary of State is fed up with this agenda and the damage it’s causing, language like “chestfeeding,” talking about pregnant “people” rather than women.”
“It exasperates the majority of people, and he is determined to take action.”
“He is concerned that women’s voices should be heard on healthcare and that too often wokery and ideological dogma is getting in the way of this,” the source added.
Under the proposed changes, transgender patients will be housed in separate accommodation or their own rooms.
Maya Forstater, executive director of campaign group Sex Matters, praised the plans:
“This is fantastic news – the return of common sense.”