A third of school children across the UK have been taught that a woman can have a penis, a survey has claimed.
The poll of more than 1,000 pupils aged 16-18 also found that one in five were told men can get pregnant, despite it being biologically impossible.
Two-thirds were taught that biological sex was “assigned” by medical professionals at birth, which means that it could be changed later in life.
While one in ten schoolchildren want to change their gender – or have already done so.
Two-thirds were taught that biological sex was ‘assigned’ by medical professionals at birth
According to Civitas, the thinktank behind the report, a third of children surveyed know a classmate who wants to change genders.
All of the teenagers who completed the survey were asked what teachers, or a speaker invited to their school, had taught them about a variety of gender and sex related issues.
The thinktank added that schools were not asked to confirm the students’ answers, meaning pupils could also have learnt about topics from another source, such as social media.
Concerns over the rise of woke gender lessons in education echoes similar worries over trans-friendly language being used in the NHS.
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.”
Another aspect of the survey asked students if they or any of their classmates, want or have wanted to change their gender.
A total of ten per cent said yes, while an additional 29 per cent said while they did not.
All of the teenagers who completed the survey were asked what teachers, or a speaker invited to their school, had taught them about a variety of gender and sex related issues
Conservative 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 added: “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.”