Research & Reports - Australian


2009 - Increasing the resilience of young people at risk: A literature review

This report provides an analysis of a literature review focusing on what works to increase resilience for at-risk and marginalised young people.

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2010 - Results of the first national survey of Australian secondary teachers of sexuality education

Results of a survey of nearly 300 secondary school teachers across Australia.

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2012 - Adolescent romantic relationships

An evidence summary outlining why adolescent relationships are important and whether they should be encouraged or avoided.

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2012 - Building capacity in sexuality education: The Northern Bay College experience

A report on the first phase of a five-year project at Northern Bay College in Geelong to enhance sexuality education for Prep - Year 12 students using a whole-school and community partnership approach.

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2012 - HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour

This report presents data from social and behavioural research conducted by the National Centre in HIV Research. Includes data on the sexual health of young people.

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2013 - 5th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health

The 5th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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2013 - Education Programs for Indigenous Australians about Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood-borne Viruses

This 2013 resource sheet, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, examines evidence on the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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2014 - Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health

A brief overview of current knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young Australians. Outlines the role of education and social marketing in reducing the prevalence of STIs (May, 2014).

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2015 - Sexting and young people

47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.

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2016 - ‘It is not all about sex’: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationships education

A report summarising the views of South Australian and Victorian high school students on sexuality and relationships education.

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2017 - 'Is it like one of those infectious kind of things?' The importance of educating young people about HPV and HPV vaccination at school

The HPV vaccination program in Australia commenced in 2007 for girls and 2013 for boys. Students at school receive little or no education about HPV or HPV vaccination prior to immunisation. This trial conducted an intervention in schools to improve knowledge, psycho-social outcomes and vaccination uptake.

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

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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2018 - Mission Australia youth survey 2018

Survey of 28,000 Australian young people aged 15-19 years. Covering topics such as: education; post school plans; employment; values and concerns; who they go to for help; family relationships; discrimination; what activities they are involved in; happiness; feelings about the future. Broken down into state responses.

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