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2008 - Parents and Sex Education in Western Australia: A Consultation with Parents on Educating their Children about Sexual Health at Home and School

2008 - Parents and Sex Education in Western Australia: A Consultation with Parents on Educating their Children about Sexual Health at Home and School


This research project was commissioned by the WA Department of Health in May 2008 to advise those public health strategies which aim to ensure young people are well educated and informed about relationship and sexual health. Such strategies specifically address the prevention of increasing levels of sexually transmitted infections and the risk of infertility, as well as unplanned pregnancy and the high numbers of terminations among young people in WA. Parents are the primary sex educators of their children and therefore a crucial element in the creation of informed and confident young people. The most effective approach to young people's sexual health education is achieved when a supportive partnership exists between parents and—the other vital component—the school.

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