2018 - 6th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health


A national survey of the sexual health of Australian secondary students has been carried out approximately every five years since 1992. This survey is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. The 2018 survey, conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at LaTrobe University, involved over 6000 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia. It was the first time the survey was conducted completely online, using Facebook as its means of dissemination. Students were asked about their STI and BBV knowledge; sexual behaviour, beliefs and perceptions; sexual attraction and relationships; drug and alcohol use; online behaviours; drinking and drug taking; and sexuality and relationship education.

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