School guidelines published by local council says trans boys can have periods
Schools in Brighton, UK are now required to teach children as young as eight years old that “all genders” can have periods.
The new guidelines also require the installation of sanitary waste disposal units in the children’s bathrooms.
The bizarre instructions where incorporated in guidelines published by the local council earlier this month on ‘Taking a Period Positive Approach in Brighton & Hove Schools.’
The guidelines also state there is “more work to do across all settings to prevent and reduce stigma related to periods and talking about periods.”
Teacher ware now told to teach pupils that “trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods” also, and that “periods are something to celebrate and we can see this in ceremonies and celebrations across the world.”
The document continues:
“Language and learning about periods [must be] inclusive of all genders, cultures, faiths and sexual orientations. For example; ‘girls and women and others who have periods.”
It then urges schools to ensure “bins for used period products are provided in all toilets from Key Stage 2 (pupils aged between seven and 11)”.
“All pupils and students from year 4 (eight to nine-year-olds) receive age and development appropriate period education within a planned programme of relationships and sex education,” the guidelines add.
Furthermore, the document also requests schools also take “a cross-curricular approach to learning about periods, particularly in science and PSHE but also in media studies, PE, maths, graphics, and textiles.”
Brighton & Hove City Council commented on the guidelines:
“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 recognizes the fact that some people who have periods are trans or non-binary,” a spokesman told the Mail on Sunday.
Neon Nettle also notes on its previous reports of schools in England banning girls from wearing skirts to accommodate transgender students according to reports.
Brighton and Hove are led primarily by the Green party which is at the forefront of “progressive” policies, most notably quizzing four-year-old infants about their “gender identity” in 2016.