Time to make some noise about a quiet revolution

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 Apr;62(2):336-338. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13530. Epub 2022 Apr 9.


'Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming' David Bowie. Language is a living entity that moves and changes. Use of gender-neutral language in medical literature is increasingly common. It is time for obstetricians and gynaecologists in Australia and New Zealand to interrogate their own bias and desire to maintain the status quo, and to consider reasons for change.

Keywords: gender identity; sex characteristics; social justice.

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Gynecology*
  • Humans
  • New Zealand
  • Obstetrics*
  • Physicians*