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'Transgender,' 'fetus' banned from CDC reports
2017-12-16

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The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the Centers for Disease Control, the country's top public health agency, from using a list of seven words or phrases—including "fetus" and "transgender"—in any official documents being prepared for the 2018 budget, according to The Washington Post.

The forbidden word list includes "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based."

Several key national departments—including Health and Human Services ( HHS ), and Housing and Urban Development, among others—have changed some federal policies and how they collect government information about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. For example, HHS dropped questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in two surveys of senior citizens.

The Post article is at www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-fetus-transgender-diversity/2017/12/15/f503837a-e1cf-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html .


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