Safer sex

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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
intimate relationships
online
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

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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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Research and reports
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Australia
families
gender diversity
intimate relationships
LGBTI
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

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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Dr Yes

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Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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Teacher
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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

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 dryes@amawa.com.au

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Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health (2014)

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Teacher
Australia
contraception
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

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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From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education

Books
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International
adolescence
consent
guidelines
intimate relationships
research and reports
safer sex
sex education
sexual health

This book chapter presents findings from research with young people in England about their understandings of sexual consent. The study was carried out on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as part of their two year inquiry into sexual exploitation in the contexts of gangs and groups.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

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Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
contraception
gender
intimate relationships
law
media literacy
online
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexualisation
STIs and BBVs

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.

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HIV - What it means to have HIV

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Upper primary
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Teacher
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Western Australia
health education
multicultural
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

5.45min animation showing HIV from point of diagnosis to treatment and how to stay healthy.

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How to use a condom

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Lower secondary
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Teacher
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Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
health literacy
intimate relationships
parenting
safer sex

An animation from the Get The Facts website demonstrating how to use a condom correctly.

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Kaiyai Girl

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Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
consent
friendships
help seeking
intimate relationships
multicultural
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Kaiyai Girl is a teaching resource for use with students in early adolescence through to early adulthood. It tackles the issues of drug and alcohol use and its impact on decision-making and personal control.

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Let's talk about sex

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
families
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
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 Yarn!

Websites
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
intimate relationships
multicultural
protective behaviours
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Let’s Yarn! has been developed to make it easier for educators, parents and health professionals to talk to young Aboriginal people about ways of developing strong, safe and healthy relationships. The website brings together useful resources developed by WA Health and other government and non-government agencies around Australia.

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Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolecent safer sex behavior: a meta-analysis

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
consent
families
guidelines
intimate relationships
pornography
protective behaviours
research and reports
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.

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Perceptions and Experiences of First Sexual Intercourse in Australian Adolescent Females

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Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
families
intimate relationships
mental health
parenting
research and reports
safer sex
sex education
sexual health
sexualisation
STIs and BBVs

This article aims to better understand the factors that influence the initiation of first intercourse among adolescent females and to explore the context in which this occurs.

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Queensland Health animated slide shows

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Australia
bodies
contraception
health literacy
immunisation
parenting
reproduction
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Animated slide shows on sexual health topics produced by Queensland Health.

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Reachout.com

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Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender diversity
health education
help seeking
intimate relationships
mental health
multicultural
online
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

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, sex and other stuff

Free books/brochures
Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

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

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Sex Ed Rescue

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Teacher
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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
gender diversity
intimate relationships
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

Sex Ed Rescue is run by Cath Hakanson, a sex educator who helps parents to get the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with their children about sex and relationships. This site offers videos, resources, books reviews, and a free 5 day sex ed bootcamp. Sex Ed Rescue also have a parent Facebook Group that offers opportunities for parents to seek feedback on specific topics and scenarios.

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Sex. Youth Law Australia

Research and reports
Support services
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
friendships
intimate relationships
law
parenting
reproduction
research and reports
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Youth Law Australia give free and confidential legal advice about sex and dating. This site discussed sex, dating, and relationships.

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Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

Agencies
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
families
health education
help seeking
immunisation
intimate relationships
multicultural
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators. Funds service providers to deliver free and low cost education sessions, professional development, clinical appointments, testing and treatment. All SHBBVP hardcopy resources (posters, pamphlets, etc) can be bulk ordered for free in WA by setting up a free account at doh.getquickmail.com. Email shbbvp@health.wa.gov.au for individual copies.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

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Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
families
gender diversity
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
special needs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.

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