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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 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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2014 Young people, sex and relationships: The new norms

This report from the UK examines how young people can be educated about sex and relationships in this age of digital, mobile communications.

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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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6 - short films for young males

6 short films centred around a group of 17 year old males and the issues they are dealing with. Topics: self-esteem, bullying, sexuality, suicide, crime, drink driving. .

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Australian Government - Age of Consent Laws

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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FPNSW: Family Planning NSW

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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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.

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Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The website also provides lots of valuable information for kids and parents.

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Let's talk about sex

Topics: sex education


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.


Age: Parents and teachers of pre-teens and teens.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Topics: puberty, protective behaviours, reproduction.


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

Topics: sex education, conception, reproduction, families, bodies.


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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Quiz Quest

An interactive game to test teenagers' knowledge of sexual health.

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Reachout.com

Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.

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Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities with an aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff - FREE

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

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Relationships: Relationships Australia - WA

The Western Australian branch of Relationships Australia offers a wide range of programs and services to support positive and respectful relationships.

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RESPECT Counselling Service

Free 24 hour national counselling service for people at risk of, or who have experienced physical or sexual violence.

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Sexual Health: WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

Provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators.

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