Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

The Trump Administration banned the word 'transgender' at the CDC


In an alarming and freakish move, the Trump administration has directed policy officials at the Centers for Disease Control to avoid using a collection of "controversial" words in all documentation pertaining to next year's budget.

Planned Parenthood blasted the Trump administration on Saturday after senior officials at the Centers of Disease Control reportedly distributed a list of "forbidden" words and phrases that includes terms like "fetus" and "evidence-based".

The report did not cite any specific reasons for the words and phrases being banned. The aggrieved lulz of the tiresome. She was informed verbally about other words. Health and Human Services, which oversees the CDC, dropped questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in two surveys of elderly people earlier this year.

HHS has also removed information about LGBT Americans from its website. HHS also archived a page on federal services for LGBTQ people, the Post noted.

Other CDC officials confirmed the existence of a list of forbidden words. As the newspaper notes, the list could prove tricky for some CDC offices, including the one doing research on the effect of the Zika virus on fetuses of infected mothers.


The reaction of people in the meeting was "incredulous", the analyst said.

"To pretend and insist that transgender people do not exist, and to allow this lie to infect public health research and prevention is irrational and very unsafe", Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a written statement.

The CDC has not returned a request for comment at the time of this writing.

"It was very much, 'Are you serious? Are you kidding?'... In my experience, we've never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint", the analyst said.

"Our subject matter experts will not lay down quietly-this hasn't trickled down to them yet", the analyst says. Three words that had been flagged in these drafts were "vulnerable", "entitlement" and "diversity".

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