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'Is it like one of those infectious kind of things?' The importance of educating young people about HPV and HPV vaccination at school (2017)

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Australia
immunisation
STIs and BBVs

The HPV vaccination program in Australia commenced in 2007 for girls and 2013 for boys. Students at school receive little or no education about HPV or HPV vaccination prior to immunisation. This trial conducted an intervention in schools to improve knowledge, psycho-social outcomes and vaccination uptake.

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

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Australia
sex education
STIs and BBVs

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

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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

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Upper secondary
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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?

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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

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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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Body art: tattoos and piercings

Teacher notes
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Western Australia
STIs and BBVs

Body art is a popular form of artistic expression but there is a risk of infection from a blood-borne virus (BBV) if not carried out properly.

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Dr Yes

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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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Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses (2013)

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Australia
multicultural
sex education
STIs and BBVs

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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Everything a teen should know about the HPV vaccine

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Australia
health literacy
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A four-minute video about the HPV vaccine featuring Australian teenagers.

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Experiences after HIV diagnosis

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Australia
STIs and BBVs

RISE Experiences after HIV diagnosis: report on findings from a qualitative cohort study of people recently diagnosed with HIV

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Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health (2014)

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Australia
contraception
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

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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Family Planning NSW

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Australia
consent
contraception
families
intimate relationships
multicultural
parenting
puberty
reproduction
sex education
special needs
STIs and BBVs

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

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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Upper primary
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Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

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

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

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Western Australia
adolescence
body image
contraception
gender
intimate relationships
law
media literacy
online
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexualisation
STIs and BBVs

Check out the Get the Facts 'Laugh and Learn' series of videos on the Get the Facts website. Designed to make young people laugh while they learn about puberty, condoms, BBVs and keeping safe in sexual situations.

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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)

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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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Health Promotion - free online short courses

Professional development
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
health education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Free online training modules designed to support those working in the WA sexual health and blood-borne virus sector. Modules to build capabilities in health promotion planning and evaluation.

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Hepatitis Western Australia (HepWA)

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Upper secondary
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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

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Western Australia
health education
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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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