Sex education

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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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Boy puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy

Book
Adolescence
Sexuality education
Puberty
puberty
sex education

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their sons about puberty and sex. Tells you what topics to cover and gives ideas on how to start conversations.


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

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Canadian guidelines for sexual health education

Guidelines
International
sex education

Provides a framework for developing and evaluating evidence-based sexual health education in the Canadian context.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
sexual diversity
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.

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FPNSW: Family Planning NSW

Australia
consent
puberty
reproduction
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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

Book
Adolescence
Sexuality education
Puberty
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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How to talk to kids about bodies

Book
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Topics: bodies, reproductive organs.


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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Kaiyai Girl

Videos
consent
safer sex
sex education

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

Book
International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Topics: sex education


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.


Age: Parents and teachers of pre-teens and teens.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Book
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education

Topics: puberty, protective behaviours, reproduction.


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

Book
International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Topics: sex education, conception, reproduction, families, bodies.


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
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
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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People 1st Programme

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
STIs and BBVs

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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Reachout.com

Websites
Apps
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
health education
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
mental health
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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Scootle

Websites
sex education

A national collection of more than 22,000 digital curriculum resources for Australian educators.

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Sex Ed Rescue

Agencies
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
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
Western Australia
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
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

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
preventative health
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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Sexuality education matters

Book
Guidelines
Australia
Teacher
sex education

A university program created by Deakin University preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education.

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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

International
sex education

SIECUS was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.

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