"I'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission": Sexuiality education teachers' mediated agency and resistance (2017)
Journal article from USA explores sexuality education teachers' identities and examines the ways in which teachers' experiences mediated their agency and resistance in classrooms.
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.
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.
The 7th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2021 and involved over 6000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia.
A research report from 2016 investigating what prompts parents to start the conversation about sexuality with their children. Many parents feel that their children are too young to talk about sexuality, and often don't know how to start the conversation. This article addresses barriers that parents experience in regards to talking about sexuality with their children.
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.
Curtin University provision of professional development services in school-based sexuality and relationships education: project overview (2014 - 2016)
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.
Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses (2013)
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.
Evaluation of the implementation of a relationship and sexuality education project in WA schools (2019)
Article evaluating the implementation of a relationships and sexuality education project in WA schools.
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).
From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education
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.
The final report, executive summary and accompanying documents associated with the independent Impact Evaluation of the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) website in 2016.
Annual analytics and updates of the Department of Health's GDHR website
Paper by the Commissioner for Children and Young People on gender and sexual diversity.
It’s about more than just sex: curricula and educational materials to help young people achieve better sexual and reproductive health (2013)
The toolkit provides descriptions of high-quality, adult- and youth-led curricula designed to improve youth sexual and reproductive health.
An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.
Parents and their support for school-based relationships and sexuality education - Western Australia Snapshot Report (2022)
This project and final report were commissioned by the Western Australian Department of Health to examine parents' and caregivers' attitudes towards school-based relationships and sexuality education. This report summaries the WA data from the broader National survey.
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.
Results of a survey of nearly 300 secondary school teachers across Australia.
47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.