Bor­ing but im­por­tant

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The State Depart­ment is con­sid­er­ing a pro­posal that would bar U.S. diplo­mats from us­ing the terms “sex­ual and re­pro­duc­tive health” and “com­pre­hen­sive sex­ual ed­u­ca­tion,” re­ported Politico .com. Those terms have been used for years in do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional gov­ern­ment com­mu­ni­ca­tions but would be re­placed un­der this pro­posal by phrases such as “re­pro­duc­tion and the re­lated health ser­vices.” Sev­eral so­cial con­ser­va­tives at State and other agen­cies are re­port­edly push­ing the change. The ban could im­pair re­la­tions with the U.N. and com­pli­cate fund­ing re­quests from groups fo­cused on women’s re­pro­duc­tive rights. The State Depart­ment has al­ready re­moved men­tions of ac­cess to con­tra­cep­tion and abor­tion from hu­man rights re­ports.

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