Most Britons believe that transwomen should stay away from women-only sports, the report suggests.
British think tank Morein Common on Thursday report About British public opinion about gender identity. This included a series of polls with more than 5,000 people and a total of 20 focus groups.
The report suggests that only 2% of Britons see transgender issues as their greatest concern, the least of the 16 options.
The majority opposed transwomen in women’s sports, and many considered it the “red line.”
Nearly three in five (57%) of the 3,140 respondents said transgender women should not be allowed to participate in women’s sporting events, and 19% should. Said. A quarter of the respondents had no answer.
The younger the respondents, the more likely they were to support transwomen in women’s sports.
On the other hand, men (63%) opposed it more than women (51%).
Almost three-quarters (74%) of Conservative voters in the 2019 elections are women’s sports, compared to 45% of Labor voters, 48% of LDP voters, and 83% of Brexit voters. Said that transwomen should not be allowed.
The report stated that women’s opposition to transwomen in sports was “not for ideological or philosophical reasons, but for a simple instinct for fairness.”
“The fact that men have a physical advantage over women makes it unfair for so many people to include transgender women in women-only sports, leading to uneven competition and, in some cases, safety. It means it may not be, “it reads.
The report added that participation in sports is the most controversial area of debate, but people still “pursue fairness, events where transgender people can compete and mixed gender competition. I’m trying to reach for a solution such as. “
Regarding transwomen in public toilets and changing rooms, public opinion was different depending on whether the transwomen had undergone “sex reassignment surgery.”
Approximately 29% of survey respondents said that transwomen who had not undergone surgery should be allowed to use women’s toilets, and 42% said they should not.
For transwomen who have undergone surgery, 53% of respondents said they should be allowed to enter the women’s toilet and 26% should not.
The same applies to the changing room.
The study defined “sex reassignment surgery” as “surgery that modifies the physical attributes of transgender people to match the gender they identify (eg, breast and genital surgery).”
Facial surgery to make transgender people more feminine or masculine is not routinely available on the NHS, but is commonly referred to as “sex reassignment surgery.”
When asked at what age they could have surgery, 50% said they needed to be 18 years of age or older, 10% said they should never be allowed, and 20% said their children would have surgery. For children of all ages, 4% were willing to allow surgery, saying they could get it.
Those who agree to treatment under the age of 18 at the appropriate age to take “cross-sex hormones” defined as “hormones given to permanently change someone’s appearance to better match gender identity” Percentage increased to 31%. Meanwhile, 37% said they need to be at least 18 years old. 10% of respondents said they should never be allowed.
according to NHSTeenagers who have been taking hormone blockers for at least a year will have access to cross-sex hormones at the age of 16.
Regarding hormone blockers, the question said, “Adolescent-related changes are temporary but not permanently delayed,” 35% said they could treat their children, and 27% said they were adults only. Said they could take them. 13% said it should never be allowed.
The NHS said the Gender Identity Development Service advised that puberty inhibitors are “a physically reversible treatment if stopped.” “Little is known about the long-term side effects of hormones or adolescent inhibitors in children with gender identity,” he said.
“It’s also unclear whether hormone blockers affect the development of the teenage brain and bones in children. Side effects can also include swelling, malaise, and mood changes,” the NHS website said. Says.