Unisex toilets in schools leaving female students too afraid to use loo

NZ Herald 18 February 2019
Family First Comment: No surprise.
“According to Women’s Voices Wales, some girls are refraining from using the toilet during school hours because of a lack of privacy and taunts from boys including “period shaming”… some girls stop drinking water during the day to avoid going to the bathroom and some students have complained of sexual harassment and a lack of privacy.”
And it’s a problem in NZ also! 
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Schoolgirls are too afraid to use unisex toilets at school over fears from boys and sexual harassment, campaigners warn.

In the UK a growing number of schools are ditching separate sex toilets over claims they are not inclusive to transgender children.

Schools say they are implementing unisex toilets as a way to stop bullying and help all genders feel safe.

However, according to Women’s Voices Wales, some girls are refraining from using the toilet during school hours because of a lack of privacy and taunts from boys including “period shaming”.

According to the campaigners, some girls stop drinking water during the day to avoid going to the bathroom and some students have complained of sexual harassment and a lack of privacy.

One parent of a secondary school girl told the Daily Express: “She won’t use the toilets and tries to last all day. Boys are always speculating on whether girls are having their periods according to how long they take in the toilet.”

The mother claims when she spoke to the headmaster she was told her daughter should go to the nurse’s office if she has any issues.
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