uh, you really asked this question ?
Who knows the child more than their parents?the child.
the same child who should be given the opportunity to advance at THEIR pace, not yours.
how many children who are gender challenged KNEW they were different long before age 5 ??
do you really think their parents knew first ??
i agree with the 'testing ground' statement but i cannot support the assumptions that accompany it without evidence.
i don't want to believe it could be as you describe, however, sadly, i also know it's more than possible.
don't get me wrong, i'd like to see "Health" class expanded to include such 'safety' issues.
however, i think the term Sex Education is probably misleading at best.