Sex education

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Family Planning Welfare Association of Northern Territory (FPWNT)

Free books/brochures
Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
contraception
sex education
sexual health

A non-profit Australian Organisation, which aims to promote sexual health and rights for everyone in the Northern Territory of Australia. Offers all people safe and confidential access to reproductive and sexual health services, education and information. Specialise in advice and care on contraception, pregnancy, medical abortion, cervical screening, sexually transmitted infections, menopause, general sexual health issues plus more.

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For goodness sex: Changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values, and health

Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
body image
parenting
sex education
sexual diversity

Sex education for parents and teens promoting healthy sexuality, values and body image in young people

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

Books
Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
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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GDHR impact evaluation (2016)

Research and reports
Western Australia
sex education

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.

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Girl puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween girl

Books
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
contraception
parenting
puberty
sex education

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their daughters about puberty and sex. Explains what topics to cover and how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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Growing and developing healthy relationships annual website report (2018-2019)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
sex education
sexual health

Annual analytics and updates of the Department of Health's GDHR website

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Guide to sexual behaviours in children and young people (2015)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
pornography
protective behaviours
sex education
sexualisation

A traffic light guide to identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours

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Guiding principles for the provision and practice of sexual health education (2003)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
parenting
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

This document, developed by the WA Department of Health in 2003, is a guide for the provision of effective community and school-based education about STIs.

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How to talk to kids about bodies

Books
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
body image
parenting
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Non-fiction


A 38 page guide for parents showing them how to have shame-free conversations with their child about their genitals.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 0 to 12 years.

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International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence informed approach (2018)

Guidelines
Teacher
International
health education
sex education
sexual health

This document is based on a rigorous review of evidence on sexuality education programs for 5-18 year olds. It is aimed at education and health-sector decision makers and professionals.

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Is this normal? Understanding your child's sexual development from birth to the teens

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
families
guidelines
parenting
protective behaviours
research and reports
sex education

This book explains the "Traffic Lights" framework for understanding and responding to children's sexual behaviours. It describes everyday situations and provides tools to support communication with children about sexuality and relationships.

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Issues Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) children and young people

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
families
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
parenting
research and reports
sex education
sexual diversity

Paper by the Commissioner for Children and Young People on gender and sexual diversity.

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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
parenting
sex education
sexual 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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Kaiyai Girl

Programs
Videos
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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 talk about the birds and the bees

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
consent
families
intimate relationships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education

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

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
consent
families
intimate relationships
LGBTI
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

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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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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Making sense of sex: a forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's Syndrome

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
intimate relationships
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual health

A paperback book for teenagers and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome who have questions about puberty, sex and relationships.

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Not as simple as 'no means no': what young people need to know about consent

News articles
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
intimate relationships
protective behaviours
sex education
sexual abuse

A news article from The Conversation written by Jacqui Hendriks from Curtin University.

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