Reproduction

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How to talk to kids about bodies

Books
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
body image
parenting
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
families and friendships
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexting
STIs and BBVs

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
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
consent
families and friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
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
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
consent
families and friendships
LGBTI
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
sex education
sexual diversity
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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So what is a vulva anyway? - FREE

Free books/brochures
Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
body image
gender
puberty
reproduction

This UK resource is aimed at educating young people about the vulva (the outside part of the female reproductive system that is often misnamed ‘vagina’). The booklet uses illustrations to normalise the wide range of ‘normal’ when it comes to the appearance of the vulva. It also details the changes which happen during puberty that are often not described.

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Special girls' business

Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
puberty
reproduction
special needs

Topics: menstruation, puberty


Non-fiction


A step by step guide on how to manage periods, including use and disposal of pads. A puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and Autism.


Age: 8+

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Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex

Books
Free books/brochures
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
gender
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sexual diversity
special needs

A WA Department of Health booklet developed to support parents to initiate regular and relaxed conversations with their children about relationships and sexuality. Age and stage appropriate information for parents with children birth to teens. First published 2011, updated in 2019.

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The sex education answer book

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families and friendships
gender
gender diversity
parenting
pornography
puberty
reproduction
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

Non-fiction


Age appropriate answers to all of the tough questions children ask parents about sex. Set out in ages 3 - 14.


Age: Parents and teachers of 3 to 14 year olds

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Welcome to your period

Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Australia
adolescence
bodies
puberty
reproduction

A frank, funny, age-appropriate guide for pre-teens about getting your period. Includes information on: what cramps feel like; what it feels like coming out; if your pad leaks on your clothes; first-person accounts and questions from real teens (and answers from experts).

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Yarning quiet ways

Free books/brochures
Books
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
families and friendships
multicultural
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
safer sex

A WA Department of Health resource to help parents and carers of young Aboriginal people yarn about strong, safe and healthy relationships. Age and stage appropriate information for parents of children birth to teens.