Schools tell pupils boys can have periods too in new guidelines on trans issues
Primary school children will now be taught "all genders" can have periods in a bid to be more inclusive to transgender children, a council has revealed.
Advice on menstruation will be issued to boys and girls after Brighton and Hove City Council passed a motion to help minimise discrimination against the trangender community.
Pupils in the city will be taught that periods are not exclusive to any one gender in sexual education classes.
The new guidelines stated: "Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods."
The guidelines also advise that bins for sanitary products and waste should provided in both male and female bathrooms.
The council’s plan has received widespread criticism, as the guidelines have been scrutinised for favouring political correctness over "biological fact".
Speaking to The Times , Stephanie Davies-Arai from Transgender Trend, said: “This is deliberately misleading children about biological facts.
“The wider agenda here is the indoctrination of children into the belief that personal identity overrides biology, and we must ask why certain adults wish to confuse children by pretending that there is no distinction between the sexes.”
In a statement, Brighton Council said: "By encouraging effective education on menstruation and puberty, we hope to reduce stigma and ensure no child or young person feels shame in asking for period products inside or outside of school if they need them.
"We believe that it’s important for all genders to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together.
"Our approach recognises the fact that some people who have periods are trans or non-binary."
Current Government guidelines say schools reserve the power to address the teaching of LGBT+ issues however they see fit, so long as the teaching is "sensitive and age-appropriate".
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