ONE in ten 16 to 18-year-olds say they want to change gender or have already made the switch, a report reveals.
And 54 per cent know someone at their school who wants to press ahead with the transition or has completed it.
A report reveals one in ten 16 to 18-year-olds say they want to change gender or have already made the switch
The report urges mums and dads to be “vigilant” over what their kids are taught.
It calls for a Union of Parents to support those concerned about how schools approach sex and relationship issues.
New government guidance on handling the gender identity issue in schools is expected soon.
The report reveals that just under a third of 16 to 18-year-olds say they have been taught “a woman can have a penis”.
One in five has been told that “a man can get pregnant”.
And worryingly, nearly half “don’t feel comfortable” contributing to class debate for fear of reprisals from fellow pupils.
But the poll by think tank Civitas also reveals a split between teens and parents over allowing 16-year-olds to legally change gender.
Fifty-six per cent of those aged 16 to 18 back the idea — but only a third of parents with kids aged 12 to 16 do so.
Report author Jo-Anne Nadler says: “Parents need to be vigilant about exactly what is being taught to children and by whom.”
A Deltapoll survey, which was part of the study, also reveals two-thirds of parents want the right to take their child out of sex, relationships and gender lessons.