Britian’s National Health survey questions pre-teen gender
Britain’s governmental health organisation has sent out a questionaire to young primary school children across parts of the country to probe whether they feel "comfortable" with their biological identity.
Published: December 14, 2017, 7:24 am
A former Conservative children’s minister, expressed has his outrage over the survey. “At a time when children are growing up and having to deal with all sorts of challenges of the modern world, now they are being asked to confront their gender,” Tim Loughton the told The Telegraph.
Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) probed schools across northwest England, after a “diversity” foundation trust suggested the survey be sent to primary schools.
“Do you feel the same inside as the gender you were born with?” the survey wants to know, according to Express News. Pre-teens are required to tick a box demanding their “true” gender. The options included are “boy”, “girl” or “other”.
Young school children faced with the onset of their troubling teenage years, are presented with the highly problematic survey which might have dire consequences, Loughton argued.
“Clearly we need to be sensitive about the issue of gender and sexual orientation but forcing children to question whether they are the right gender so early on can be deeply destabilising,” according to Loughton.
The survey is apparently meant as an aid to teachers in support of the tiny minority of children that are struggling with their identity, NHS claimed. But parents and educators are concerned that the survey would confuse students as most pre-teens know very little about gender.
The MP has called the survey “political correctness gone mad” to ascertain if young children feel “the same inside” as the gender assigned at birth, requesting them to identify their gender.
He added: “Planting that question is going to add to the stress and pressures on kids” and blasted the government for interfering constantly trying to “stick its nose in”.
A UK Talkradio host said the survey may cause more damage than good because it could make children consider questions they would not previously have thought of.
“The vast majority of children don’t have big question marks about their gender. We don’t need to burden them with gender questions as it’s probably never occurred to them.”
Meanwhile, the charity for transgender children working to “raise awareness about gender nonconformity”, has reported a 700 percent rise in calls and emails in the last year three years, according to Express News.
“Children are accessing YouTube channels and they are self-identifying much younger,” a manager for the charity Mermaids told a Royal Society of Medicine conference.
Mermaids was awarded the Community Group of the Year Award at the 2016 National Diversity Awards in September, as well as both the gay PinkNews Community Organisation of the Year and the Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards last year.
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