AMAZE relationships and sexuality education videos
2 - 3 minute videos by AMAZE covering a variety of topics including puberty, mental health, sexual health, sexual identity, gender identity, etc. These videos are created in America so some of the terminology used may be different to that in Australia.
AMAZE relationships and sexuality education videos - translations
2 - 3 minute videos by AMAZE covering a variety of topics including puberty, mental health, sexual health, sexual identity, gender identity, etc. Translated into different languages. (These videos are created in America so some of the terminology used may be different to that in Australia(.
DivaCup - free menstrual cup education resources
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 email@example.com. 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.
The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex (but were afraid they’d ask): the secrets to surviving your child’s sexual development from birth to the teens
Written by doctors, a guide to coping with a child’s sexual maturation.
Family Planning Victoria (FPV)
Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.
Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos
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.
Girls like that and other plays for teenagers
'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.
Let's talk about where babies come from
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.
Making sense of sex: a forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's Syndrome
A paperback book for teenagers and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome who have questions about puberty, sex and relationships.
(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+).
Menstrupedia Comic: the friendly guide to periods for girls
Menstrupedia Comic is an online resource, but there are also book versions available. The website and the book contain answers to questions about periods and provides useful information on menstruation, changing bodies and growing up.
More secret girls' business
Topics: puberty, menstruation.
Uses simple text and colour illustrations to explain how to manage periods. It includes notes for parents, teachers and carers.
One in five Australians forced to improvise on period products over costs
SBS News article on period poverty 3 August 2021.
Period in first period
4min 37sec video from Amaze. Light hearted cartoon that offers a choose your own adventure style storyline to choose period products. Includes clear instructions and cartoon diagrams on how to use each product - tampons, pads and menstrual cups. Does not include period knickers.
A digital resource suite by Family Planning NSW for parents and carers of children with intellectual disability and/or autism.
Puberty and special girls
A simple yet sensitively written picture book that covers changes in bodies and appearance during puberty, good hygiene and other issues including protective behaviours and feelings for young women with special needs.
A WA Department of Health booklet addressing the changes that happen during puberty and how to look after yourself during this time. Recently updated in 2021 to combine the 'Girls and puberty' and 'Boys and puberty'. Aimed at ages 10-13 years.
Puberty Boy explains the transitions that boys need to go through to become healthy young men in a unique, colourful and commonsense way.
A practical guide for teenage girls on understanding the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty.