Health Secretary Sajid Javid says 'biological sex matters' after NHS removes 'women' on ovarian cancer page
NHS website, it now says: "Ovarian cancer affects the two small organs (ovaries) that store the eggs needed to make babies."Sajid Javid told Sky News' Kay Burley: "I don't think it's right."You won't be surprised to know that as a health secretary, I think that your that your sex matters, your biological sex is incredibly important to make sure you get the right treatment, the very best treatment."He added that he could also use prostate cancer as an example of a disease that can only affect "those that are biologically male"."It's important that when messaging is given to people for cancers that words like women and men are used," Mr Javid said.The health secretary said he is "looking into this" and added: "I know there's some sensitivity around this language, but we have to use common sense and use the right language so that we can give people the best possible patient care." Australia: Man jailed for 1988 murder of Scott Johnson who fell from Sydney cliff known to be gay meeting place Inquiry into gender treatment for children to be launched by Health Secretary Sajid Javid Exclusive interview with trans MP Jamie Wallis But Amelia Abraham, an LGBTQ campaigner, said: "I think the wording change is positive."I do a lot of work with younger LGBTQ people and younger people generally.