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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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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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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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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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Handbook for parents - consortium on the management of disorders of sex development

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A handbook for parents with children who have intersex variations.

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It’s about more than just sex: curricula and educational materials to help young people achieve better sexual and reproductive health (2013)

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The toolkit provides descriptions of high-quality, adult- and youth-led curricula designed to improve youth sexual and reproductive health.

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Lessons learned from child sexual abuse research: prevalence, outcomes, and preventive strategies

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This article aims to heighten awareness of mental health professional on the widespread social problem of child sexual abuse. The focus is on prevalence, mental health outcomes, and preventative strategies.

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Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolecent safer sex behavior: a meta-analysis

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An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.

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Professor Jessica Ringrose submission of evidence for Youth Select Committee 2017: Inquiry into body image

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Key findings around sexualisation, gender, sexuality and body image drawn from international research and over a decade of international research. UK, 2017.

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Responding to children and young people's disclosures of abuse

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Practice brief addressing children's and young people's disclosure of abuse. It offers suggestions to parents, family members, friends, professionals or others to help respond to children and young people at the time of disclosure and in the longer term.

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The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN)

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SIECCAN was founded in 1964 to foster professional education and public knowledge about sexuality and sexual health. SIECCAN works with health professionals, educators, and community organisations to ensure that all Canadians have access to high quality sexual health information, education and related health and social services.

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What is best practice in sex and relationship education? A synthesis of evidence, including stakeholders’ views (2017)

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Qualitative and quantitative research conducted in the UK to identify what makes RSE programs effective, acceptable, sustainable and capable of faithful implementation.

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Young people, sex and relationships: The new norms (2014)

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A UK report that examines how young people can be educated about sex and relationships in this age of digital, mobile communications .

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Youth'12 overview: The health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students in 2012

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This report presents an overview of findings from Youth’12, the third national health and wellbeing survey of secondary school students in New Zealand. The information presented in this report was provided by 8,500 students who took part in the survey. The report also includes findings from the 2001 and 2007 national surveys to identify trends over time.