A note on ‘sex’ and ‘gender’:
There is sometimes confusion about the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’. On this website we use the term ‘sex’ as in a person’s status at birth (conception) as male or female. ‘Gender’ however is the term used to denote a person’s chosen, ascribed or assumed status as a girl / woman or boy / man.
Whilst not always in the use of other commentators, ‘gender’ in our LWV use of the term does not necessarily imply that the person concerned accepts the characteristics some others may assume are ‘appropriate’ for him or her. A person’s ‘sex’ however is a biological fact determined at conception by her or his genetic make up. These terms are considered in more detail here
There is in some quarters discussion about transwomen experiencing pregnancy and childbirth, via transplant surgery.
Less focus has so far been given to issues of ethics, and of the rights of the child.
Of uterus transplants, hysterectomies, and “pregnant individuals”
https://4thwavenow.com/2015/09/10/of-uterus-transplants-hysterectomies-and-pregnant-individuals/ (10 September 2015)
WE CAN’T IGNORE BIG PHARMA’S INTERESTS IN AUSTRALIA’S TRANSGENDER INDUSTRY
https://www.womensforumaustralia.org/we_can_t_ignore_big_pharma_s_interests_in_australia_s_transgender_industry (16 June 2022)