Call to stop using names of 'dead white dudes' for female body parts

Four Aussie doctors, including obstetrician Dr Kirsten Small, are pushing for the profession to use the correct English names for 700 anatomical terms rather than eponymous ones

A Queensland obstetrician’s tirade about naming female body parts after “dead white dudes” has snowballed into a campaign to phase out 700 eponymous anatomical terms.

Dr Kirsten Small.
Dr Kirsten Small.

Dr Kirsten Small got the ball rolling when she posted a “little rant” on Twitter claiming there were alternatives to the men’s names for women’s anatomy, such as uterine tube for the Fallopian tube.