A third of British schoolkids have been taught that a woman can have a penis, it was claimed today.
A survey of more than 1,000 kids aged 16-18 also revealed one in five were told men can get pregnant — even though it is biologically impossible.
Two-thirds were taught that biological sex was ‘assigned’ by medical professionals at birth. This meant, by their logic, that it could be changed later in life.
The same poll found that one in ten schoolchildren want to change their gender – or have already done so. A third know a classmate who does, according to Civitas, the thinktank which carried out the report.
Tory MPs today blasted the damning findings, claiming that children are being used as a ‘psychological and social experiment’.
A survey of more than 1,000 kids aged 16-18 also revealed one in five were told men can get pregnant — even though it is biologically impossible. Two-thirds were taught that biological sex was ‘assigned’ by medical professionals at birth. This meant, by their logic, that it could be changed later in life
Concerns over the rise of woke gender lessons in education echoes similar worries over trans-friendly language being used in the NHS.
All of the teenagers were asked what teachers, or a speaker invited to their school, had taught them about a variety of gender and sex related issues.
However, schools were not asked to confirm the students’ answers, meaning pupils could also have learnt of such topics from another source, such as social media.
A total of 32 per cent of teenagers said they had been told a woman could have a penis, the male reproductive organ, with an additional 6 per cent saying they were unsure.
And 20 per cent said they had been taught that men could get pregnant, which, at least currently, only biological females can. An additional 4 per cent were unsure if men could give birth to babies.
Furthermore, 67 per cent said they had lessons on how a person’s sex, whether that are male or female, is ‘assigned’ by medics at birth.
The idea of sex being ‘assigned’ at birth is controversial as it opens the door to the prospect such an assignment of male or female can be mistaken, and therefore changed.
Such language has been harshly criticised by some midwives, who argue they don’t assign a baby’s sex but simply observe and record a biological fact.
Another aspect of the poll asked students if they or any of their classmates, want or have wanted to change their gender.
A shocking 10 per cent said yes, while an additional 29 per cent said while they did not, one of their classmates had questioned if they really were a boy or girl.
Transwomen, biological males who identify as women, can still have their male sexual organs despite their new gender identity.
However, some opt to get their penis and testicles removed as part of feminisation surgery.
Almost a third are being taught that a ‘woman can have a penis’. While one in five had been told that ‘a man can get pregnant’, the report by think-tank Civitas found (stockimage)
Tory MP Miriam Cates, a former teacher and member of the Commons education committee, said: ‘What is happening in our schools under the guise of sex education is a population level psychological and social experiment on our children’
While biological males and females can sometimes have some or part of the sexual organs of the opposite sex naturally, this is very rare and occurs in the womb as the baby develops.
People with such conditions are sometimes called intersex or having differences in sex development.
But only biological females can get ever pregnant as biological males do not have either the eggs to conceive a child, nor a womb to carry a baby to term.
This remains true for trans individuals, with only transmen, biological females who identify as men, capable of getting pregnant.
The report also found that of 1,097 parents of 12-to-16-year-olds polled, 77 per cent want a legal right to see all sex and relationships education materials.
Jo-Anne Nadler, author of the Civitas report said: ‘Parents need full access to RSHE (relationships, sex and health education) materials to restore confidence, although the problem isn’t just limited to stand alone lessons.
‘Governments need to come clean about their role in embedding politics throughout the curriculum and sometimes the wider school culture as well.’
Tory MP Miriam Cates, a former teacher and member of the Commons education committee, said: ‘What is happening in our schools under the guise of sex education is a population level psychological and social experiment on our children. This cannot go on.’
A Department for Education spokesman said: ‘The Education Secretary is working with the minister for women to support schools in relation to children who are questioning their gender.
‘This guidance will clarify schools’ legal position and the importance of involving parents when making decisions relating to their child.’
Gender neutral or sex-erasing policies and language has also sparked controversy in the NHS.
The health service has previously come under fire for using terms like ‘chestfeeding’ instead of breastfeeding, ‘human milk’ instead of breast milk as well as and ‘birthing parent’.
Some NHS organisations have also been criticised for advising that 12-year-old boys should be asked if they are pregnant before some scans.