Puberty

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Boy puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy

Book
Adolescence
Sexuality education
Puberty
puberty
sex education

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their sons about puberty and sex. Tells you what topics to cover and gives ideas on how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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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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FPNSW: Family Planning NSW

Australia
consent
puberty
reproduction
sex education
stis and bbvs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Western Australia
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
puberty
safer sex
sexualisation
stis and bbvs

Check out the Get the Facts 'Laugh and Learn' series of videos on the Get the Facts website. Designed to make young people laugh while they learn about puberty, condoms, BBVs and keeping safe.

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Girl puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween girl

Book
Adolescence
Sexuality education
Puberty
puberty
sex education

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their daughters about puberty and sex. Explains what topics to cover and how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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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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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

Book
Australia
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
lgbti
puberty
sexting

Topics: sexting, LGBTI, sexual diversity, families, transgender, gender diversity.


Fiction


'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.


Ages: 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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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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Puberty kits

Health and physical education
Personal, social and community health
Teacher guide
Year 6
Information and Communication Technology capability
Personal and social capability
Literacy
Critical and creative thinking
Year 6
Relationships and sexuality
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
puberty

Students investigate body care products required when reaching puberty. They develop an understanding of why they are used, how they should be used and how advertising can influence our purchases.

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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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Secret boys' business (2nd Ed.)

Book
Puberty
puberty

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


A puberty resource for boys, families, schools and community groups to explain the physical and emotional changes of puberty.


Age: 9 to 13 years.

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Secret girls' business

Book
Puberty
puberty
special needs

Topics: puberty, menstruation.


Non-fiction


Uses simple text and colour illustrations to explain how to manage periods. It includes notes for parents, teachers and carers.


Age: 8+

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Sex Ed Rescue

Agencies
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education

Sex Ed Rescue is run by Cath Hakanson, a sex educator who helps parents to get the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with their children about sex and relationships. This site offers videos, resources, books reviews, and a free 5 day sex ed bootcamp. Sex Ed Rescue also have a parent Facebook Group that offers opportunities for parents to seek feedback on specific topics and scenarios.

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Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

Agencies
Western Australia
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
health education
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
stis and bbvs

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators. Funds service providers to deliver free and low cost education sessions, professional development, clinical appointments, testing and treatment.

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