Extreme ideas about ‘”changing” gender have “infiltrated” society and are pushing children down a path which threatens their mental health, a columnist has warned. Sarah Vine said some adults in the worlds of medicine, politics and education have bowed to transsexual activists “for fear of being branded as ‘backward.'” The result, she suggested, is that an

increasing number of children are questioning their identity. Vine made the comments as a guidebook aimed at children as young as seven claimed the phrase “boys and girls” excludes those who are “gender diverse.” She also noted that Childline had reported a spike in the number of children using its services over gender concerns. “If there is a genuine increase in gender-fluidity among children, I believe it’s entirely man-made,” Vine wrote in the Daily Mail. READ MORE