British School Accused of 'Tricking' Children into 'Changing Their Gender'
Single UK school has 17 students undergoing transgender transformation process
A British teacher has blown the whistle to reveal that a single UK school has 17 children currently going through the process of "changing their gender," claiming that the students are being "tricked" into believing they are transgender.
The whistleblower has disclosed that most of the children undergoing the medical gender reassignment process are autistic, saying that vulnerable youngsters with mental health problems were being falsely persuaded into believing they are the wrong sex.
According to the teacher at the school, few of the children actually suffer from "gender dysphoria" - the medical condition where people feel they are born in the wrong body -, yet they are still being given puberty-blocking drugs to stop them from developing naturally with their born gender.
The teacher says they the students are just easily influenced by school staff and older pupils, causing them to latch on to the mistaken belief they are the wrong sex as a way of coping with the difficulties caused by autism.
Earlier this year, The Daily Mail revealed that a third of youngsters referred to the NHS’s only gender identity clinic for children showed "moderate to severe autistic traits."
The data suggest that 150 autistic teenagers were given puberty blocker drugs which stop the body maturing.
The whistleblowing teacher says she felt compelled to speak out to protect pupils, many of whom she believes could already be taking the powerful drugs and may go on to have life-changing surgery.
She believes schools and some politicians have swallowed "hook, line, and sinker" a politically-correct "fallacy" peddled by a powerful transgender lobby.
Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, she asked the newspaper to conceal her identity for fear of dismissal after almost 20 years as a teacher.
But in a shocking interview, the woman, known only as "Carol," tells how:
She was advised to keep parents and other teachers in the dark if a pupil claimed to be transgender;
Older pupils at her school who changed gender ‘groomed’ younger, mainly autistic students to do the same;
One autistic teenager is soon to have a double mastectomy;
Pupils who say they were born the wrong sex mimic transgender YouTube stars Carol believes are partly to blame for convincing vulnerable children they have gender dysphoria.
Responding to the bombshell revelations by the whistleblowing educator, Conservative MP David Davies said:
"I congratulate this teacher for coming out and telling us what I have long suspected has been going on in schools.
"It is horrendous that children are being encouraged by other pupils to identify as transgender, particularly if they have autism.
"Parents are not told about this and there is no way of challenging these pupils who are convinced by others that they have a problem they almost certainly do not have.
"Tragically the end result could be irreversible surgical procedures. This is scandalous."
The teacher, who has her own child, also believes many of those who say they are the wrong sex are simply gay but would face bullying if they were to "come out" rather than identify as transgender which is more popular.
By contrast, she says, transgender children at the school are idolized by other pupils.
She has also raised concerns that many teachers are now too scared to challenge students’ claims they are transgender because they fear being sacked or sued for being transphobic.
The 17 pupils now identifying as transgender are following in the footsteps of a teenager who has now left the school and is planning a double mastectomy.
That student, who was born female, told Carol she wanted to identify as non-binary - a person with no specific gender – in January 2014, at the age of 16 and two years after being diagnosed as autistic.
After consulting with her parents, the school agreed to change the student’s name on the register to one that was gender neutral.
Teachers also agreed to use both male and female pronouns depending on what gender the student identified as on any given day.
"These pronouns could change from hour to hour depending how the student was feeling," Carol said.
Carol put the pupil in contact with a transgender support group but now says she bitterly regrets her handling of the case.
"That child was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 14 and certainly was not transgender," she said.
"She had other complicated mental health problems. It is a tragedy her claim was accepted so readily. Now she is going to mutilate her body."
Over the next four years, the 17 pupils who have "come out" as transgender have become powerful within the school, Carol says.
They wear identical clothing and hairstyles and often adopt the names of transgender YouTube stars.
She has also witnessed first-hand how older pupils have persuaded younger ones with autism that they, too, were born the wrong sex – a process she has likens to "grooming."
"They are just young people with mental health problems who have found an identity and want to be part of a group of like-minded people," she said.
"I’ve seen girls who’ve changed gender groom younger ones to do the same... and in nearly every case they are autistic."
According to an internal report, a third of patients referred to the Tavistock Clinic, the UK’s only NHS service for young people confused about their gender, have strong autistic traits.
The dramatic increase in the numbers of pupils wanting to change gender coincided with a growing clamor from activists demanding more rights for transgender people.
The Government is now consulting on whether to allow people to change gender without medical diagnoses.
It has sparked a furious debate about whether men who say they identify as women should be allowed into female-only spaces.
Carol does not back this move but is sympathetic to transgender people. She said:
"If a child genuinely has gender dysphoria then, of course, they should get all the love and support they need.
"But I believe that autistic children who are not transgender are being exploited by the transgender lobby.
"They are being brainwashed into believing they are transgender."
She said what was most worrying is some of them could be taking strong "puberty blocker" drugs that interrupt physical development.
They do this without the knowledge of their parents and without medical supervision, even though the chemicals "could give them serious health problems later in life."
The school, the location of which Carol has asked to keep secret, has 17 pupils who claim they are transgender.
The majority are girls who claim to be "non-binary" or "identify" as boys and a small number of boys who identify as girls. She says they are often bright students who are likable and popular.
Other girls flock to them as if they are teen idols and some go on dates with them.
It seems, Carol says, as if "being transgender is in fashion."
On YouTube, some transsexuals are now posting videos warning young people not to go ahead with reassignment.
The backlash has begun.
It surely can’t be long before more difficult questions will be asked by a new generation.
They will ask why nobody stopped them, told them treatment could destroy their sex life – or warned them that it would make them infertile and might not make them happy after all.
They might also have lawyers asking the same questions, eyeing millions of pounds in compensation.
We need some honesty now, free from political correctness.
Otherwise, we are heading towards catastrophe.