Why? When colleges can do studies like this one: Does your organization use gender inclusive forms? Nurses’ confusion about trans* terminology You know that science is dead. It was paid for and conducted by San Francisco State University. The conclusion of the study (as if you can’t guess) was:
Results: Only 5% reported use of gender inclusive forms, 44% did not know about inclusive forms, 37% did not understand what a gender inclusive form was and 14% confused gender with sexual orientation.
Conclusion: The study demonstrated a critical need for education in gender identity and sexual orientation terminology.
Relevance to clinical practice: The lack of understanding of concepts and terminology may affect basic care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients especially those who identify as transgender.
The fusion of science and politics. I would suggest that science is dead. This is also why tuition is so high. They need to pay for stuff like this.