POLITICO Reports On Trump Administration Efforts To Prohibit Certain Sexual Health-Related Phrases
POLITICO: Trump’s State Department eyes ban on terms like ‘sexual health’
“U.S. diplomats may soon be prohibited from using the phrases ‘sexual and reproductive health’ and ‘comprehensive sexuality education’ under a proposal being floated to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, four people familiar with the issue said. The proposal is being pushed by a handful of conservative political appointees at the State Department and other agencies … It was not immediately clear what sort of direct policy changes, if any, could result from eliminating such terms, which have been used for years in domestic and international communications. … At the very least, abandoning the use of the word ‘sex’ would be a symbolic move that aligns with other Trump administration efforts to reduce funding for and focus on women’s reproductive issues — especially anything related to abortion…” (Toosi/Diamond, 10/31).