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Britain tells schools not to teach ‘gender identity’, aiming to enforce new sex education guidelines: ‘Disturbing content’

The UK government is ordering schools not to teach children about gender theory concepts as part of a review of sex education.

The Ministry of Education’s guidelines for Relationships, Sex and Health Education are being changed to exclude controversial views and inappropriate content.

“Following multiple reports of disturbing materials used in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) lessons, the Department for Education has published updated guidance to ensure that content is factual and appropriate and that children have the ability to understand all fully understand what they are experiencing. taught,” reads a department report released Wednesday.

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British Ministry of Education

A view of the Department for Education in Westminster, London. The department has issued guidance telling schools not to teach concepts such as “gender identity” or the “gender spectrum” following the publication of the Cass Review, a bombshell report that found gross negligence in health care for children expressing gender dysphoria.

The new guidelines will limit all sex education classes to students aged 9 and over. It will also strengthen the right of parents to be informed of all material presented to their children, to ensure that it is age appropriate.

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Most notably, the government explicitly instructs teachers not to teach “the controversial theory of gender identity” or the idea of ​​a gender “spectrum.”

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“In secondary school, students learn about legally ‘protected’ characteristics such as sexual orientation and gender reassignment, but the updated guidelines make it clear that schools should not teach about the concept of gender identity,” the report said.

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Trans rights activists take part in a protest against the ban on hormone blockers in London, England.Trans rights activists take part in a protest against the ban on hormone blockers in London, England.

After Dr Hilary Cass released her report into the NHS’s gender identity services for children and young people, analysis found that most of the research underlying clinical guidelines, hormone treatments and puberty blockers was of low quality and that treatments for gender dysphoria have been suspended .

“In light of the Cass Review, it is important that schools take a cautious approach to teaching this sensitive topic, and do not use material that presents contested views as fact, including the view that gender is a spectrum,” the report continues. .

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The Cass Review is an independent report commissioned by the National Health Service that documents the practice and care of children reporting gender identity disorders.

From the review, named after the lead author, Dr. Hilary Cass, found that medical professionals reported “no guidance, no evidence, no training” regarding gender disorders and were “afraid” to discuss the topic.

Dr.  Hilary CassDr.  Hilary Cass

Retired pediatrician Dr. Hilary Cass speaks about the publication of the Independent Review of Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People (The Cass Review) at the PA Media offices in West London.

“Parents rightly trust that when they send their children to school, they will be kept safe and not exposed to disturbing content that is inappropriate for their age,” Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said. “That’s why I was shocked when I heard reports of this happening in our classrooms last year.”

The guidance will be open for public consultation for nine weeks. After this period, it becomes law and school officials must comply.

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