Puberty

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

Books
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

Programs
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
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/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
diversity
emotional literacy
sexual diversity
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
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

Agencies
Clinical services
Professional development
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
contraception
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
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
puberty
sexual
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 in sexual situations.

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

Books
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

Books
Free books/brochures
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
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

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
gender
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender diversity
puberty
friendships
bullying
sexting

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.

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How to talk to kids about bodies

Books
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
puberty
reproduction
sex education

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

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting

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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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Books
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education

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

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education
STIs and BBVs

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
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
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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Puberty kits

Year 6
Year 6
Health and physical education
Relationships and sexuality
Teacher guide
Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Literacy
Personal, social and community health
Information and Communication Technology capability
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 books/brochures
Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
sexual diversity
puberty
friendships

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

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Secret boys' business (2nd Ed.)

Books
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

Books
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
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
sexual diversity
gender diversity
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
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
health education
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
puberty
reproduction
families
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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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
special needs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.

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