Guidelines - International


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

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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Canadian guidelines for sexual health education (2019)

Provides a framework for developing and evaluating evidence-based sexual health education in the Canadian context.

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Developing sexual health programmes - a framework for action (WHO)

Developed by the World Health Organization (2010), this framework can be used to develop a comprehensive, community-based sexual health program.

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Donor Conception Network

Booklets and films written for children about conception via donor.

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For goodness sex: Changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values, and health

Sex education for parents and teens promoting healthy sexuality, values and body image in young people

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HIV vaccine trial starts in Oxford

University of Oxford news article. 5 July 2021.

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International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence informed approach (2018)

This document is based on a rigorous review of evidence on sexuality education programs for 5-18 year olds. It is aimed at education and health-sector decision makers and professionals.

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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)

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

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Principles of gender-inclusive puberty and health education (2016)

Providing perspectives and language to account for every student's unique journey through puberty to adulthood.

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

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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Taking care of your body during puberty video

2min 45sec video by AMAZE showing ways to take care of your body during puberty.

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The professional learning standards for sex education (PLSSE) (2018)

A set of professional learning standards to help improve educators' ability to effectively address sexuality in the classroom. Includes a helpful self-assessment tool.

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USA national sexuality education standards: core content and skills, K-12 (2011)

USA resource with specific sexuality education objectives and standards set out in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 published in 2012.

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

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)

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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