The number of children being referred to gender identity clinics in the U.K. has quadrupled in the past five years, statistics show, with even the youngest of children being encouraged to question their sex. “It has become an industry, people are making a career out of encouraging children to question gender at an age when they need to be left to be

children. When teachers raise these issues children can become confused or unhappy and traumatized by it,” said Chris McGovern, a former adviser to the Department for Education, in an article for The Telegraph on Saturday. The Telegraph said that statistics it obtained from the Gender Identity Development Service shows that 84 children aged between three and seven were referred to the clinic in 2016, while only 20 received such a referral in 2012/2013. READ MORE