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"I'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission": Sexuiality education teachers' mediated agency and resistance (2017)

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International
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Journal article from USA explores sexuality education teachers' identities and examines the ways in which teachers' experiences mediated their agency and resistance in classrooms.

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'Is it like one of those infectious kind of things?' The importance of educating young people about HPV and HPV vaccination at school (2017)

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Australia
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The HPV vaccination program in Australia commenced in 2007 for girls and 2013 for boys. Students at school receive little or no education about HPV or HPV vaccination prior to immunisation. This trial conducted an intervention in schools to improve knowledge, psycho-social outcomes and vaccination uptake.

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4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Australia, 2017

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Australia
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Statistics of the prevalence of sexual assault in Australia in 2017.

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5th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health (2013)

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Australia
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The 5th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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

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Australia
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The 6th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2018 and involved over 6000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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Adolescent romantic relationships - evidence summary report (2012)

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Australia
adolescence
intimate relationships

An evidence summary outlining why adolescent relationships are important and whether they should be encouraged or avoided.

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Alex. I'm intersex here's what that means. Minus18

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Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
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sexual diversity

Minus18 is an organisation tackling social isolation, education and advocacy, and youth empowerment of LGBTQIA+ young people. This story is by Alex who is intersex.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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Australia
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A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolecents

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Australia
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Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines aiming to maximise quality care given to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia.

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Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication

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A research report from 2016 investigating what prompts parents to start the conversation about sexuality with their children. Many parents feel that their children are too young to talk about sexuality, and often don't know how to start the conversation. This article addresses barriers that parents experience in regards to talking about sexuality with their children.

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Building capacity in sexuality education: The Northern Bay College experience (2012)

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Australia
sex education

A report on the first phase of a five-year project at Northern Bay College in Geelong to enhance sexuality education for Prep - Year 12 students using a whole-school and community partnership approach.

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Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents

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Australia
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This paper provides an overview of survey findings and discusses the key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender and development, and parenting.

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Curtin University provision of professional development services in school-based sexuality and relationships education: project overview (2014 - 2016)

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Western Australia
sex education

Between 2014- 2016, Curtin University conducted a comprehensive educational program for both practicing teachers and pre-service undergraduate student teachers to equip them to deliver SRE in schools. This infographic provides a project overview, highlighting key achievements of the project over the three year period.

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Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses (2013)

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Australia
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This 2013 resource sheet, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, examines evidence on the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Evaluation of the implementation of a relationship and sexuality education project in WA schools (2019)

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Western Australia
intimate relationships
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Article evaluating the implementation of a relationships and sexuality education project in WA schools.

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Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health (2014)

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Australia
contraception
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sex education
STIs and BBVs

A brief overview of current knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young Australians. Outlines the role of education and social marketing in reducing the prevalence of STIs (May, 2014).

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Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019

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Australia
family and domestic violence
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Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds, but mainly women and children. This report explores the impact of family, domestic and sexual violence among vulnerable groups.

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From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education

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This book chapter presents findings from research with young people in England about their understandings of sexual consent. The study was carried out on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as part of their two year inquiry into sexual exploitation in the contexts of gangs and groups.

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GDHR impact evaluation (2016)

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Western Australia
sex education

The final report, executive summary and accompanying documents associated with the independent Impact Evaluation of the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) website in 2016.

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Growing and developing healthy relationships annual website report (2018-2019)

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Western Australia
sex education
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Annual analytics and updates of the Department of Health's GDHR website

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