Sunak added that while it’s important that society is “tolerant and compassionate” on trans issues, he added that biological sex is also important.
“I don’t think that should be a controversial thing to say”, he said.
“I think that is a relatively common sense view that I think is held by the vast majority of people.
“Unfortunately, this debate over the past few years has become incredibly charged and polarised.
Starmer has been quizzed on trans issues as well as Sunak
“Are we respectful and tolerant of people and their differences, particularly when they are going through sensitive things? Of course.
“Do we think biological sex is important when we’re thinking about women’s safety and health? Of course. I think most people would think that.
“These things are important when we’re considering our children, which is why we’ve recently published guidance for schools about how to deal with these issues in our classrooms.”
LGBT issues are quickly becoming a key battleground ahead of the general election with both Sunak and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer often pressed on their definition of a woman.
The Prime Minister has frequently lashed out at Starmer’s previous difficulties in giving a clear answer on the matter.
Although his attacks in Parliament during last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions landed him in hot water with the mother of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager who was murdered, being present at the time.
The Prime Minister refused to apologise and instead took issue with his critics, claiming they were using the case for political point scoring.