WHO: Gender is Non-Binary, Sex isn't Limited to Male or Female

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The Facts

  • Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that they will update their gender guidelines to reflect "that gender identity exists on a continuum and that sex is not limited to male or female."

  • The updated "gender mainstreaming manual for health managers" will focus on expanding the connections between gender power dynamics and other social structures that allegedly feed inequality.

The Spin

Left narrative

The WHO recognizes that gender equality is crucial to addressing all forms of health-related discrimination and synergy barriers that people face due to age, economic status, and ethnicity. This effort provides practical approaches to creating inclusive healthcare for all citizens of the world.

Right narrative

The WHO's wording is concerning: the suggestion that there's more than two sexes dismisses basic biology and opens the door to an unforeseen number of problems, such as blurred definitions of "man" and "woman" and the risk of inaccurate medical treatment.

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