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ABC

Websites
Australia
Teacher
Parent
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
adolescence
bodies
diversity and inclusivity
emotional literacy
gender
reproduction
safer sex

Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.

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Baby Center videos

Videos
International
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A range of 3D animated videos exploring pregnancy and birth (US).

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Circumcision

Illustrations
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A GDHR printable illustration showing a circumcised and uncircumcised penis. This can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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DivaCup - free menstrual cup education resources

Websites
Program/resource
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
puberty
reproduction

Diva International Inc. provides free resources about the DivaCup to health professionals and educators. Menstrual cups are a sustainable menstrual care option. To access a free education pack, contact the Australian distributor - Barton Brands info@bartonbrands.com.au.

 

The educator pack includes: 1 x Model 0 DivaCup (for under 18s); 1 x Model 1 DivaCup (for under 30s and those who have not had a child); 1 x Model 2 DivaCup (for over 30s and/or those who have had a child); 1 x educational brochure.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
stis and bbvs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.

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Female reproductive system

Illustrations
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A range of GDHR labelled illustrations of the female reproductive system - front view, side view, coloured and black & white. These can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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Foetal development

Illustrations
Western Australia
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A GDHR illustration showing foetal development during pregnancy within a side view of the body at 4 week intervals to 40 weeks.

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Girls & boys and puberty

Book
Free book/brochure
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty

A WA Department of Health booklet for both girls and boys addressing the changes that happen during puberty and how to look after yourself during this time. 'Girls and puberty' can be found on one side and then the booklet can be flipped over to read 'Boys and puberty'. Aimed at ages 10-13+.

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How to talk to kids about bodies

Book
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Topics: bodies, reproductive organs.


Non-fiction


A 38 page guide for parents showing them how to have shame-free conversations with their child about their genitals.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 0 to 12 years.

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Let's talk about sex

Book
International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
lgbti
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Topics: sex education


Non-fiction


Biological and psychological information about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and STIs, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. New edition includes expanded information on internet, texting safety, contraception and LGBT.


Age: Parents and teachers of pre-teens and teens.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Book
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Topics: puberty, protective behaviours, reproduction.


Non-fiction


Cartoon illustrated book for parents to read to children about differences between male and female reproductive systems, private body parts, sexual intercourse, love, puberty, what touching is ok/not ok, families. Simple facts as a starting point for conversations. 

Book review by Cath Hak 6min (external link)


Age: Parents and teachers of 4 to 11 year olds.

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Let's talk about where babies come from

Book
International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
stis and bbvs

Topics: sex education, conception, reproduction, families, bodies.


Non-fiction


Comics and cartoons outlining:  similarities and differences between girls and boys, growing up, reproductive organs, how babies are made, what sex is, what is love, same sex attraction, conception, pregnancy, different types of birth, genetics (e.g. hair colour), different kinds of families, keeping safe (consensual touch), HIV (but not other STI/BBVs). A book that parents/teachers can read to younger children, or older children can read themselves. 

Book review by Cath Hak 4min 36sec.


Age: 7 to 11 years.

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Male reproductive system

Illustrations
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A range of GDHR illustrations of the male reproductive anatomy - side view - coloured, black & white, labelled and unlabelled, with erection, without erection. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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Menstrual cycle

Illustrations
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A GDHR chart describing changes during the menstrual cycle. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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Menstrual cycle

Videos
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
puberty
reproduction

(2 min 37 sec animated video) All you need to know about periods and the menstrual cycle explained in simple, clear images and language (Age 9+).

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People 1st Programme

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
help seeking
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
stis and bbvs

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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Pregnancy illustrations 0-24 weeks

Illustrations
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A set of GDHR illustrations showing implantation to 24 weeks of pregnancy - a side view of foetal growth within the body. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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Pregnancy illustrations in trimesters

Illustrations
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
reproduction

A set of GDHR illustrations showing the first and second trimester of pregnancy in colour or b&w. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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Quiz Quest

Games
Western Australia
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
safer sex
stis and bbvs

A WA Department of Health interactive game to test teenagers' knowledge of sexual health.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

Free book/brochure
Book
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
bodies
puberty

A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.

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