Sex education


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 to report on the role and needs of parents and teachers as sexual health educators of their children.

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2008 Parents and Sex Education: Parents’ Attitudes to Sexual Health Education in WA Schools

This project was commissioned by the WA Department of Health to determine parents' attitudes to sexual health education programs conducted in schools, and also what resources were required to assist parents to conduct sexual health education at home.

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2009 Sexuality Education: The why, who and what of relationship education in WA Schools

Report on Tertiary Lecturers' Seminar conducted in November 2009 to promote the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) resources to tertiary educators and students.

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2010 Results of the first national survey of Australian secondary teachers of sexuality education

Results of a survey of nearly 300 secondary school teachers across Australia.

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2012 Building capacity in sexuality education: The Northern Bay College experience

A report on the first phase of a five-year project at Northern Bay College in Geelong to enhance sexuality education for Prep - Year 12 students using a whole-school and community partnership approach.

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2013 5th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health

The 5th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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2013 Education Programs for Indigenous Australians about Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood-borne Viruses

This 2013 resource sheet, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, examines evidence on the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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2013 It’s about more than just sex: curricula and educational materials to help young people achieve better sexual and reproductive health

The toolkit provides descriptions of high-quality, adult- and youth-led curricula designed to improve youth sexual and reproductive health.

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2014 - 2016 Curtin University provision of professional development services in school-based sexuality and relationships education: project overview

Between 2014- 2016, Curtin University conducted a comprehensive educational program for both practicing teachers and pre-service undergraduate student teachers to equip them to deliver SRE in schools. This infographic provides a project overview, highlighting key achievements of the project over the three year period.

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2014 Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health

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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2014 Teaching Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE): Getting it right for pre-service teachers

This report details the results of research with pre-service teachers to determine their confidence in teaching SRE, and their thoughts on the content and assessments of the proposed SRE course/unit at Curtin University.

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2015 Sexting and young people

47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.

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2016 ‘It is not all about sex’: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationships education

A report summarising the views of South Australian and Victorian high school students on sexuality and relationships education.

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2017 "I'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission": Sexuiality education teachers' mediated agency and resistance

Journal article from USA explores sexuality education teachers' identities and examines the ways in which teachers' experiences mediated their agency and resistance in classrooms.

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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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2018 Sexuality and relationship education training to primary and secondary school teachers: an evaluation of provision in Western Australia

A journal article describing the formative, process and short term impact evaluation of sexuality and relationships education (SRE) training for teachers in Western Australia over a three year period.

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2019 Evaluation of the implementation of a relationship and sexuality education project in WA schools

Article evaluating the implementation of a relationships and sexuality education project in WA schools.

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2019 Western Australian Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health

A survey of WA Year 10-12's outlining: knowledge about STIs/BBVs; sexual behaviours; contraception use; online experiences; and informal/formal sexual health education.

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All good?

Information on STIs and BBVs, places to get testing and treatment - written and audio translations in over 20 languages.

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