Primary school pupils as young as eight are to be taught that ‘all genders’ have periods, according to new sex education guidance, Metro is reporting.
Brighton and Hove City Council’s advice for teachers states ‘trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods’.
The guidance goes on to state that education about periods should be inclusive of ‘all genders’ and ‘bins for used period products are provided in all toilets.’
The move has been criticised by Tory MP David Davies said: ‘Learning about periods is already a difficult subject for children that age, so to throw in the idea girls who believe they are boys also have periods will leave them completely confused.’
Feminist campaigner Julie Bindel told the paper: ‘To tell impressionable children that boys can also menstruate sidelines girls who should be getting support when they start their periods.’
The guidelines apply to sex education lessons for children as young as eight and were issued to teachers to help prevent them avoiding girls who identify as boys.
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