WHO: Children under 4 should learn about 'early child masturbation' and 'explore gender identities'
The World Health Organization (WHO) is once again dealing with some heat, and this time it comes from The Christian Institute who hammered the WHO for their sexuality education guidance, which recommends that children under the age of four should be given information about masturbation, and they also have a "right to explore gender identities."
Titled 'Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe', a document from the WHO Regional Office for Europe and Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), it includes a "Sexuality education matrix" which recommends, and it's not their only recommendation, that children between the ages of 0-4 should receive information about "enjoyment and pleasure when touching one's own body, early childhood masturbation" and "the right to explore gender identities."
The matrix also includes children from the ages of 4-6, and the WHO recommends that those children should receive information about "same-sex relationships," as well as the "skills" to "consolidate their gender identity." For children between 6-9, the "education" then expands to "the positive influence of sexuality on health and wellbeing." Aged 9-12, children then would extend to information about their "first sexual experience" and "gender orientation," and more "skills" that would "Enable children to... make a conscious decision to have sexual experiences or not."
The Christian charity, which is non-denominational, claims that it forced England's Warwickshire County Council to withdraw from a potential program titled "All About Me," which was an education program revolved around sex and relationships. The program was set to launch in March and would have been implemented in around 200 schools. The push from the Christian Institute was due to “encouraged masturbation and included ‘gratuitously graphic’ sexual images yet made no reference to marriage."
The Christian Institute would also make the claim that the program "encouraged school not to inform parents if their children would be sharing overnight accommodation with pupils of the opposite sex" and to "conceal a child's transgender status from their own parents."
“The highly explicit imagery and one-sided ideology of ‘All About Me’ has no place in Primary Relationships Education,” said the Christian Institute's Education Officer, John Denning.
“[Relationships and Sex Education] must be balanced, objective and critical, not pushing particular controversial views such as transgender ideology,” Denning continued.