The Push for “Pregnant Person”: Using Gender Inclusive Language in Reproductive Rights

By Adrienne Zaya

It is often the case that advocates, policymakers and nonprofit organizations focus on cisgender women in discussing reproductive rights issues, like abortion. However, as the feminist and reproductive rights movements have evolved, so, too, has our understandings of gender, sexuality, and the reality that gender non-conforming individuals face barriers to accessing quality reproductive healthcare. As part of this process, reproductive rights and queer activists have…