When creating the new American Fertility Medical Center’s website, we wanted to channel the correct verbiage throughout the website, and this included the choice to use “male” and “female” instead of “man” and “woman”.
According to the AMA Journal of Ethics, it is important to establish that the terms “sex” and “gender” cannot be used interchangeably.
“Being a man or woman holds broader meaning, with cultural concepts of masculinity and femininity coming into play” – AMA Journal of Ethics
At the American Fertility Medical Center, we aspire to create an environment that is filled with positivity, support, encouragement, and comfort. As AFMC is a A.R.T medical center and genetics laboratory, our focus is on an individual’s “sex” and not “gender”. When you enter our offices, if you have a specific pronoun you would like to be called, without any hesitation please let us know. This is your journey and as your team member, we want to make it personalized to who you are.