Journalists slammed CNN for declaring "there is no consensus" for doctors "assigning" sex at birth.
CNN made the controversial statement while reporting a news story about South Dakota banning male-to-female trans athletes from girl’s sports.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem declined to sign legislation banning trans athletes from girls sports.
CNN reporter Devan Cole wrote, "It's not possible to know a person's gender identity at birth." He added, "There is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth."
Other reputable journalists noted that Cole does not hold a medical license.
Twitter user @Roninresearch wrote: "My wife delivered babies for 23 years and she could tell real easy what the gender was... Oddly enough so could the parents."
"I'm not a doctor, @CNN but if you look just below the waist you may get some insight," Craig Seymour wrote.
Media critic Lee Sobotka wrote, "CNN isn’t a news organization. They are straight up activists."
One Twitter user wrote: "I've gotten used to a lot of woke craziness. Never thought I'd see biological sex in scare quotes."
The Biden administration is reportedly considering an executive order banning hospitals from declaring a newborn's sex on birth certificates.