Backlash has ensued following the renewed focus on the World Health Organisation’s “sexuality education” guidance for schools to provide to children as young as four years old.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the guidance states that children under four should be encouraged to “ask questions about sexuality” and “explore gender identities.”
The 68-page report titled Standards For Sexuality Education in Europe, also calls for supplying information to toddlers about “enjoyment and pleasure when touching one’s own body, early childhood masturbation.”
The policy paper also states that kids between four and six years should “talk about sexual matters” and “consolidate their gender identity.”
The document also asserts that sexuality is present from birth, claiming “From birth, babies learn the value and pleasure of bodily contact, warmth and intimacy. Soon after that, they learn what is ‘clean’ and what is ‘dirty’,” adding “In other words, they are engaging in sexuality education.”
The WHO told reporters that “Our guidelines reflect established psychological facts based on decades of research.”
Covering the issue, GB News reporter Mark Dolan called the development “sick” and urged that the WHO can “go to hell.”
Conservative shadow minister for education in Wales, Laura Anne Jones, has called for the global health body to “rescind the advice immediately,” further labelling it “disturbing.”
Jones urged “We must stop this pushing of harmful gender ideology into sex education in Wales and the UK, with immediate effect.”
Advocacy Group Safe Schools Alliance also demanded an “urgent enquiry” be conducted into potential links between the guidance and education policies in the UK.
“We find it extremely concerning that the UN and WHO are promoting an approach that is experimental, unscientific, and appears to be aligned to the work of unethical individuals and organisations, including those promoting the acceptance of paedophilia,” the organisation recently asserted.
“We call upon them to revise their standards to align with a safeguarding-first approach that protects children while allowing them to develop a healthy and age-appropriate understanding of sex,” a statement further noted.
The development comes on the heels of two UN bodies publishing a report that outlines an agenda to decriminalise all ‘consensual’ sexual activity, even between adults and minors.