Sexual health

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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
intimate relationships
online
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
sexual health
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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ACON

Guidelines
Support services
Professional development
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

An organisation supporting community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Funded by NSW Ministry of Health.

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All good?

Agencies
Support services
Clinical services
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
protective behaviours
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

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

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Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
families
guidelines
intimate relationships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
research and reports
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

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.

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Canadian guidelines for sexual health education (2019)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
International
sex education
sexual health

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

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Developing sexual health programmes - a framework for action (WHO)

Guidelines
Teacher
International
health education
sex education
sexual health

Developed by the World Health Organization (2010), this framework can be used to develop a comprehensive, community-based sexual health program.

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Dr Yes

Presenters/Workshops
Agencies
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through dryes@amawa.com.au

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Family Planning Tasmania

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

Family Planning Tasmania provides expert sexual and reproductive health services. Non-judgemental and caring clinical services for all, and education programs for professionals and people of all stages of life. They are vocal advocates for sexual and reproductive health rights and community awareness. They offer the following services: clinical services, education consultancy and advice, advocacy, health promotion, accurate and up-to-date information and resources.

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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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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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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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Gynaecological Awareness Information Network (GAIN)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
health literacy
help seeking
immunisation
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

GAIN is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who provide women with the opportunity, knowledge, confidence and support to obtain optimal gynaecological and sexual health.

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Headspace

Agencies
Support services
Websites
Upper primary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
families
friendships
gender diversity
help seeking
LGBTI
mental health
sexual diversity
sexual health

Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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Hepatitis Western Australia (HepWA)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health literacy
immunisation
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Hepatitis WA is a community based organisation which provides free services to support people affected by hepatitis A, B and C. They aim to reduce discrimination and stigma directed at people living with viral hepatitis and raise community awareness. The provide guest speakers, education workshops and community stalls.

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HIV - What it means to have HIV

Videos
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
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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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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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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Parents and sex education in Western Australia: A consultation with parents on educating their children about sexual health at home and school (2008)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
families
intimate relationships
parenting
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

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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People 1st Programme

Agencies
Support services
Professional development
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
families
intimate relationships
sex education
sexual health
special needs

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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Queensland Health animated slide shows

Videos
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
contraception
health literacy
immunisation
parenting
reproduction
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

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

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