"The NHS has removed the term "dad" from its childbirth guide after receiving a complaint that the leaflet was excluding same-sex parents.
The Ready Steady Baby pamphlet, which offers advice on pregnancy and the first year of parenthood, has been given to mums and dads-to-be for the last 14 years.
However, the 220-page guide will no longer refer to fathers after a complaint that claimed it was "not inclusive of people in same-sex relationships".
Instead, the leaflet will use the non-gender specific term "partner" in its latest revision.
Norman Wells, of the Family Education Trust, said the NHS was wrong to change the language in the booklet. He said: "The NHS should not be squandering tax payers' money to advance the cause of a minority interest group.
"No matter how much effort is made to present positive images of families headed by same-sex couples, the fact remains it takes a man and a woman to create a child."
Parents will always be parents. Although it would seem a bit weird to have to dads.ReplyDelete
Are gay men with children not dads.ReplyDelete
So in trying to avoid upsetting the LGBT community, the NHS instead chooses to send the message that gay men are subhuman?