Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.


…. I’m really growing fatigued by political correctness, what one can and can’t say. Now when you read my story, bear in mind I’m an OBGYN…

So at a meeting on Saturday, there was an awful lot of discussion about the renaming of vagi*^%#nal atrophy. Now apparently we can’t say atrophy (which implies aging/weakening) because that apparently upsets women who do have this issue. We can’t say the word vag*ina, because that is offensive. (I am only putting stars in to divert the porn seekers) Seriously! A body part name is offensive? Really?

I found that I started reciting ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!’

What has happened to us?


  runnermum wrote @

But you can’t let us hang like that?? What is the new name? Is there a competition? 🙂

  charliesbird wrote @

I remember the abbreviation – GSM – I think it stands for Genitourinary syndrome of the menopause. (really!)

  MamaCat wrote @

Lol, this is for real?

  charliesbird wrote @

sadly yes, I can’t actually remember its ridiculous new name – something like genitourinary syndrome of the menopause…

  MamaCat wrote @

Ah, so they think if it has an unpronounceable, confusing name, it will be OK.
You cannot be offended if you cannot understand what the doctor said. You just think you are dying because it sounds so complicated.

  halberts2014 wrote @

Yep, gotta be so careful not to offend people *rolling eyes*

  Deblet wrote @

Ai seriously why are we all so sensitive about aging parts of our Anatomy…… You’re old so ergo your vag### is old, etc… Get over it😂

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