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UK cancer trust suggests 'bonus hole' as term for 'vagina'

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, a United Kingdom-based non-profit, is offering alternative vocabulary for women’s genitalia to increase what the organization is saying is inclusivity in medical language.

According to the cancer trust’s official glossary of LGBT-inclusive terms, “bonus hole” is an optional term for “vagina” in the context of cancer treatment.

According to its website, the trust offers the following definition and guidelines: “An alternative word for the vagina. It is important to check which words someone would prefer to use.”

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“If incorrect language is used without being corrected, it can cause someone to feel hurt or distressed. This may lead them to leave and to eventually seek support elsewhere.”

Fox News Digital reached out to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust for clarification on the term and on what basis the recommendation is made. 

“The information is from a webpage written for health professionals to support trans men and / or non-binary patients with a cervix to attend cervical screening,” Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust told Fox News Digital. “The page includes a glossary of terms they may hear from their patients and was developed with expert organisations who work with the LGBT community.”

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Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust states its mission is “to provide trustworthy information and support to everyone that needs us and campaign for the best in cervical cancer prevention, diagnosis and care.”

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