Take the single issue of the disparity in the amount of medical studies based on female biology vs. male as one example. For ages medical research has used a default male biology for test cases and this is only starting to change. So when you get the results of various medical studies the results are based on biologically male subjects, something which can lead to incorrect treatments, doses and understandings when applied to female bodies. This is one thing women have been trying to get changed. But if you’re no longer allowed to distinguish between female gender and female sex this makes it much harder to distinguish in medical studies. There has to still be a term for biological sex and bodies as there is a whole set of secondary sex characteristics that go with each sex. On the flip side, will we there be studies of prostate cancer in women?

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