Toilets: Men’s, Women’s or Gender-Neutral?

Publicly accessible toilets in England are being reviewed by the government. It says evidence shows that an increasing number are being converted into gender-neutral facilities, which “disadvantages” women who have specific needs and already face “excessive queues”.

Felix, who identifies as gender-fluid, prefers to use gender-neutral toilets and has felt unsafe in men’s loos.

But campaigner Susan Cunningham says women need "separate same-sex facilities for their safety and security and comfort".

Experts argue that access to public toilets needs rethinking to meet everyone's needs.

The government says its review will help “ensure there is a diversity of provision and facilities for everyone.”

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