IF you’re confused over gender and trans issues, worry no more. Confirmation that men and women really are different has come via the BBC, no less.
Its website features an article on a new 3D visual tool for doctors called Complete Anatomy, which illustrates in unprecedented detail the female body as it compares and contrasts with the male.
The system – which can be downloaded to be studied on computer screens – is said by its makers, the health analytics and information group Elsevier, to enable medics to ‘compare and contrast sexual dimorphic differences across systems, tissues and organs’.
It’s been rolled out for first-year students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in Brighton, where they’re delighted at last to have a body representation that is fully female.
The school’s professor of anatomy, Claire Smith, says: ‘Previously the teaching of anatomy has always been based on the male form, and then the differences in females added on almost as a strange kind of adjunct.’ The new system is ‘not just a uterus stuck into a male pelvis’, she adds. ‘It’s completely designed with all of the female form.’
In the BBC video report, some of the male-female differences are pointed out, such as part of the jaw and the pelvis. The hope is that the new tool will provide a better understanding of the female anatomy and help to prevent women’s ailments being incorrectly diagnosed.
As to where this will leave the gender and trans lobby, we shall have to wait and see.