“One does have to be aware of the impact on other people and that means we have to be particularly sensitive in terms of some of those settings that we as a government are responsible for like schools, like hospitals, like prisons.
“One has to tread carefully and think through all of the consequences of this for other members of society.”
Wolverhampton MP Mr Jenrick, 39, was accused online of “transphobia” and told to “stick to [his] day job” over his statement.
But others backed him. One person said: “It’s like saying do you need to have sex to create a baby. It’s obvious that in order to be a biological women you will have a vagina. People calling it transphobic because they don’t like the truth.”