Girls Are Skipping School To Avoid Sharing Gender Neutral Toilets With Boys
Joseph AdeyinkaPublished on
Will you also be comfortable with the toilet?
I am 100% sure I wouldn’t be comfortable at all!
The same goes for some girls who are feeling quite unsafe and ashamed after gender-neutral toilets were erected in schools.
With parents and teachers warning it can put the girls’ health at risk, girls who are experiencing their monthly period are quite anxious about sharing the facilities with boys, resulting in some girls staying back at home.
A growing number of both primary and secondary schools are installing a unisex toilet, and in turn, a lot of girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all day.
Many girls have even stopped drinking liquids at school.
A growing number of both primary and secondary schools are installing a unisex toilet, and in turn, a lot of girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all-day
Explaining to The Mail over the weekend, teaching staffs alongside parents said the female students feel severely uncomfortable or even very unsafe when sharing toilets with their opposite sex.
The ongoing trend for a Unisex toilet is driven by the desire to be more inclusive of children who are identified as transgender and perhaps wish to share the same facilities as the opposite sex.
Also reacting, Politicians and Doctors are calling on schools to stop the move towards unisex toilets in order to prevent harm to the female pupils.
Dr. Tess Katz revealed that holding urine for a prolonged time on a regular basis can increase the risks of girls suffering from bladder infections among others.
‘The mental effects of girls not feeling safe enough to use mixed-sex toilets are very concerning.’ Dr. Katz added.
A recent installment was carried out in Deanesfield Primary School, South Ruislip, West London
Accordingly, the rise in gender-neutral toilets has equally sparkled a criticism among parents, many of whom are saying they weren’t consulted before making such a significant change.
A recent installment was carried out in Deanesfield Primary School, South Ruislip, West London. Parents, however, launched a petition against the development of Unisex toilets.