In particular, previously common terms such as office girl are no longer widely used.
Conversely, in certain cultures which link family honor with female virginity, the word girl is still used to refer to a never-married woman; in this sense it is used in a fashion roughly analogous to the obsolete English maid or maiden.
The breast evolved from the sweat gland to produce milk, a nutritious secretion that is the most distinctive characteristic of mammals, along with live birth.
It said the questions were "incredibly private and probably irrelevant".
It is a popular misconception that the term "woman" is etymologically connected to "womb".
"Womb" is actually from the Old English word wambe meaning "stomach" (modern German retains the colloquial term "Wampe" from Middle High German for "potbelly").
The Public Service Association said it had been at odds for months now about a requirement for "existing employees to undergo intrusive psychological testing".
It said the Child Protection Department initially refused to consult the union, but that changed after the matter was taken to the Industrial Relations Commission.