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

Research and reports
Australia
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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2018 6th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health

Research and reports
Australia
sexual diversity
gender diversity
safer sex
sex education
sexting
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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Body art: tattoos and piercings

Teacher notes
Teacher
Parent
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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Everything a teen should know about the HPV vaccine

Videos
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A four-minute video about the HPV vaccine featuring Australian teenagers.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
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Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
diversity
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

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Clinical services
Professional development
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
contraception
puberty
reproduction
sex education
STIs and BBVs

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

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
puberty
sexual
safer sex
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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Hepatitis Western Australia (HepWA)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
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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Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
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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Infection Protection

Games
safer sex
STIs and BBVs

Infection Protection is an online sexual health education game for students.

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Kaiyai Girl

Programs
Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
consent
multicultural
friendships
sexual
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 where babies come from

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education
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
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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Queensland Health animated slide shows

Videos
safer sex
STIs and BBVs

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

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Quiz Quest

Games
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
contraception
safer sex
STIs and BBVs

A WA Department of Health interactive game to test teenagers' knowledge of sexual health.

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Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

Agencies
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
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 Healthy Quarters (SHQ)

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Professional development
Programs
Social media
Websites
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
diversity
help seeking
LGBTI
relationships
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.

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True (Family Planning Queensland)

Agencies
Clinical services
Professional development
Support services
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Queensland. Includes a section specific to schools and teachers.

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Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC)

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

WA AIDS Council (WAAC) provides a wide range of services dedicated to the prevention of HIV, and the treatment and care of people living with HIV and AIDS. WAAC provides: professional development, presentations and workshops for students, a needle exchange program, and various resources.

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What is an STI?

Videos
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
multicultural
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

3min 20 sec animation outlining what an STI is, possible symptoms, prevention and treatment.

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