WHO: Infants Should ‘Learn About Masturbation & Explore Gender Identities’
The World Health Organization faces backlash for 'sexuality education guidance'
The World Health Organization (WHO) is facing backlash from the Christian Institute for their 'sexuality education guidance' recommending infants should learn about masturbation and their “right to explore gender identities."
The WHO Regional Office for Europe and Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) document titled ‘Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe,’ recommends that children aged 0-4 s should learn about “enjoyment and pleasure when touching one’s own body, early childhood masturbation."
The advice document, known as the “Sexuality education matrix” also says children should be given “the right to explore gender identities.”
It also recommends that children aged 4-6 should learn about “same-sex relationships” and the “skills” to “consolidate their gender identity."
It adds that children aged 6-9 should be given information about “the positive influence of sexuality on health and wellbeing."
And children aged 9-12 given information about “first sexual experience” and “gender orientation” as well as the “skills” to “Enable children to… make a conscious decision to have sexual experiences or not”.
The Christian Institute commented on the UN agency’s guidance, saying it “repeatedly warned that children should not be exposed to material which sexualizes them.”
The Christian charity said that it forced Warwickshire County Council in England to withdraw an ‘All About Me’ sex and relationships education program, which rolled out in 200 primary schools, due to encouraging "masturbation and included ‘gratuitously graphic’ sexual images yet made no reference to marriage.”
But the controversial lessons have cause backlash among angry parents who believe it is ‘sexualizing’ their young children.
Tory MP David Davies said of the programe:
"I and many other parents would be furious at completely inappropriate sexual matters being taught to children as young as six. These classes go way beyond the guidance the Government is producing and are effectively sexualizing very young children."
“The highly explicit imagery and one-sided ideology of ‘All About Me’ have no place in Primary Relationships Education,” said john Denning, the Christian Institute’s Education Officer.
“[Relationships and Sex Education] must be balanced, objective and critical, not pushing particular controversial views such as transgender ideology,” he added.