Gender diversity

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

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Australia
gender diversity
intimate relationships
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sexual diversity
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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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ABC

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

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ACON

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Upper secondary
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Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
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sexual diversity
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An organisation supporting community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Funded by NSW Ministry of Health.

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

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

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Australia
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gender diversity
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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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Conversation Starters

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Western Australia
gender diversity
health education
parenting
puberty
sex education

Some ideas to help start conversations in general ways that aren't too personal or confronting.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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Australia
bodies
consent
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families
friendships
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

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

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First Steps: supporting and caring for transgender children

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Australia
gender diversity

A 32 page PDF booklet that is edited and produced by The Gender Centre Inc. It contains information on shared stories, tips for parents, disclosure and what parents can do for the child and for themselves in relation to transgender children.

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Gender Spectrum

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Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

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adolescence
body image
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gender diversity
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sexual diversity

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'Girls Like That' explores the pressures caused by technology when a schoolgirls naked photograph goes viral.

'Banana Boys' is about the challenge of being on the school football team and being secretly gay.

'Holloway Jones' is a about with growing up with a parent in prison.

'Pronoun' is about two childhood sweethearts dealing with the fact that one of them, Isabella, has come out as transgender.

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Guide to supporting a student to affirm or transition gender identity at school

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Western Australia
gender diversity
LGBTI

A guidelines developed by Inclusive Education WA outlining how to support a student to affirm their gender. Inclusive Education WA was defunded in October 2020.

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Guidelines for supporting sexual and gender diversity in schools (2014)

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gender diversity
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The Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools were released by the Equal Opportunity Commission Western Australia in 2014 to assist schools, in both public and private education sectors, to effectively address bullying specific to sexuality and gender diversity.

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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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Headspace

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Australia
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sexual health

Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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I think I might be transgender: a booklet made by and for transgender youth

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Australia
adolescence
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A 22 page booklet that covers topics including what it means to be transgender and other questions such as 'What does it mean to be transgender" and "Am I normal".

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Inclusive Education WA (IEWA)

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Western Australia
gender diversity
health education
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sexual diversity

NB: Funding for Inclusive Education WA (IEWA) ceased in October 2020. IEWA previously provided professional development and support for WA schools and staff who wanted to ensure that their schools environment were safe and inclusive for everyone, including for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse (SSAIGD) students, staff and families. Work is currently underway to help address the gap in this area. Please use the 'contact us' feature if you require support in this area in the meantime.

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Issues Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) children and young people

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Western Australia
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Paper by the Commissioner for Children and Young People on gender and sexual diversity.

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Let's talk about sex

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International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
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gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
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sexting
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

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.

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