Unisex changing rooms are extra harmful for women and women than single-intercourse amenities, analysis by The Sunday Times exhibits. Almost 90% of reported sexual assaults, harassment and voyeurism in swimming pool and sports activities-centre changing rooms occur in unisex amenities, which make up lower than half the whole.
Gender-neutral changing is rising as councils search to chop employees prices and cater to transgender individuals. But one MP stated it risked turning into a “magnet” for intercourse offenders and elevated the danger to women and women.
At least two-thirds of all intercourse incidents in public swimming pools and leisure centres, whether or not inside or in the grounds, occur in unisex changing areas. Only a handful happen in single-intercourse changing rooms, the figures, launched beneath freedom of data (FoI) legal guidelines, present.