Table 3

Suggested gender-neutral gynecologic language

Commonly usedLess-gendered
Period/menstruationBleeding
VulvaExternal pelvic area
LabiaOuter folds
VaginaGenital opening
Uterus, ovariesInternal organs
BreastsChest
Pap smearHPV-related cancer screening
Bra/pantiesUnderwear