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Labour’s language and insurance policies on gender points might end in ladies being “eradicated” from sure conditions, Victoria Atkins has warned.

The Health Secretary stated Keir Starmer and his occasion lack readability over gender coverage and should be reminded that “women matter”.

Ms Atkins additionally stated Labour plans to ban conversion remedy would threat stopping dad and mom, academics and therapists from “comforting and counselling” kids and adults “in gender distress”.

In its manifesto revealed earlier this month, Labour promised a “full trans-inclusive ban on conversion practices”, branding conversion remedy “abuse”.

But Ms Atkins stated whereas conversion remedy within the context of sexuality “is dreadful and must be stopped”, there should be “thoughtful conversation” on whether or not any additional laws is required.

She warned that care should be taken to not criminalise “those who are doing their best to support people with gender distress”.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, she stated: “This is ripe territory for the law of unintended consequences, which is something you’d think the Labour leader would understand, but clearly does not.”

A ban on conversion remedy, which purpose to suppress or change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identification, was first promised in 2018, by former Conservative prime minister Theresa May.

It was later downgraded to not embrace transgender individuals by Boris Johnson however the Conservative Government below Rishi Sunak stated in January 2023 that it will ban conversion remedy for “everyone”, together with transgender individuals.

The Conservative manifesto stated whereas it deems conversion remedy to be “abhorrent”, laws round such practices “is a very complex issue, with existing criminal law already offering robust protections”.

The Tory occasion stated it’s “right that we take more time before reaching a final judgement on additional legislation in this area”.

In a speech, the Health Secretary referenced a maternity ward she had visited the place “no-one used the words mother, mum to be or women” due to steering from a transgender adviser.

Instead, we ladies had been known as “service users,” she stated.

“Half the population have been eradicated from this maternity unit to meet the views of a single transgender adviser. That is simply wrong.”

Asked if Labour’s language and beliefs would end in ladies being eradicated in sure conditions, Ms Atkins stated: “I think the language they have used historically……says it all.

“It is for the public to make up their mind. We need clarity in the law, clarity of approaches which the Conservatives have and I’m afraid there is not that clarity of approach with the Labour party.”