WOKE bosses at the General Medical Council have sparked outrage after removing the word “mother” from a document about maternity.
It has been replaced with gender-neutral references, such as replacing “surrogate mother” with “surrogate mothers.”
The agency, which regulates medical professionals, has been criticized for imposing a “woke ideology” on staff.
Professor Karol Sikora, an oncologist for 50 years, said: “Not enough medical professionals can cope with this madness.
“Only women can become pregnant and give birth. “I’m sorry, but that’s a biological fact.”
A GMC official said: “It is a concerted effort to ignore the existence of women.
“It is not appropriate for a medical organization to ignore biology.
They should stick to the science.”
Helen Joyce, head of advocacy group Sex Matters, said: “It is incredible that one of the UK’s leading medical organizations has removed the word ‘mother’ from its maternity guidelines.”
References to women have also been removed from the GMC’s menopause policy, a separate document.
It said: “We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees and supporting colleagues through menopause.”
Heather Welford of With Woman, a group of midwives and other maternity doctors, said the changes were “ideologically motivated”, “potentially harmful to women and babies” and “insulting to women”.
In a statement, a GMC spokesperson said: “We have established clear maternity, paternity and adoption policies for our employees, which we review regularly.”