NHS asks 10-year-olds if they’re ‘comfortable in their gender’ in official transgender survey for schoolchildren

Dec 11, 2017 by

by Isabella Fish, Mailonline:

Children as young as ten are being asked by the NHS if they feel ‘comfortable with their gender’, it emerged last night.

The questionnaire being handed out to schools in Lancashire asks questions such as: ‘Do you feel the same inside as the gender you were born with? (Feeling male or female).’

Pupils in Year Six are also asked to tick a box to fill in their gender, where they are given the choice of ‘girl’, ‘boy’ or ‘other’.

Parents have been told the survey assists teachers and healthcare workers to develop ‘better ways to understand and support’ youngsters who might have difficulty with their identities.

However, it is not clear whether individuals will then be approached based on the answers they supplied, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The survey, issued by the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, has come under fire from parents and MPs.

Lyndsey Simpson, from Leyland, said her ten-year-old daughter had been in ‘a state’ when she brought the questionnaire home from her Church of England school last week.

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