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2014 Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health

Research and reports
Australia
safer sex
sex education

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

Research and reports
Australia
sexual diversity
gender diversity
safer sex
sex education
sexting
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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ABC

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Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
contraception
emotional literacy
gender
sexual diversity
gender diversity
reproduction
safer sex

Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
sexual diversity
gender diversity
safer sex
sex education

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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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
puberty
sexual
safer sex
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

Videos
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
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

Videos
safer sex

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

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Infection Protection

Games
safer sex
STIs and BBVs

Infection Protection is an online sexual health education game for students.

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Kaiyai Girl

Programs
Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
consent
multicultural
friendships
sexual
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
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting

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
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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Queensland Health animated slide shows

Videos
safer sex
STIs and BBVs

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

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Quiz Quest

Games
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
contraception
safer sex
STIs and BBVs

A WA Department of Health interactive game to test teenagers' knowledge of sexual health.

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Reachout.com

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

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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Sex Ed Rescue

Agencies
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education

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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Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

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

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program 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.

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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
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
special needs

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

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Sexual Healthy Quarters (SHQ)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Programs
Social media
Websites
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
diversity
help seeking
LGBTI
relationships
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.

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SoSAFE!

Programs
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
safer sex
sex education
special needs

SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse. Provides teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.

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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
consent
emotional literacy
gender
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
safer sex
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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