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Using social networking sites to recruit participants: sexual health, knowledge, and behaviour of young South Australians

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Using social networking sites to recruit participants: methods of an online survey of sexual health, knowledge and behaviour of young South Australians. Stephen Harfield, Salenna Elliott, Liam Ramsey, Tambri Housen, James Ward (2021). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Abstract Objective: To describe the methods of recruitment and demographic results of an online sexual health...

“Sex Ed”: Young people, consent and the Australian curriculum (Video of webinar)

ANROWS,  July 5th 2021 Adolescence is a time where ideas and beliefs about relationships, including gender roles and sex, are being developed. Sexual and consent education occurs through various pathways including schools, youth services, the media, families and parenting, and peers and pornography. Evidence shows that pornography impacts knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about sex, intimacy...

S.A. Children & Young People’s Charter Launch: What We Heard – Summary Report

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Child Development Council, June 2021 The Child Development Council was established in 2018 and its mandate is to produce a whole-of-government (state and local government) Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People. The Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People will be a way or means of telling how well our youngest South Australians are developing and progressing over time. The...

More than babies and bodies, young people want 21st Century sex education

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Commissioner for Children and Young People,  Jun 6, 2021 Commissioner Helen Connolly has today released Sex Education in South Australia – a report on the relevance of the sex education being taught to children and young people across the State.  The report examines whether the relationships and sexual health education currently being delivered to students in South Australia’s public and...

Upcoming Event: Period Summit

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The Commissioner for Children and Young People SA (Helen Connolly), with Taboo, Period Revolution (an initiative of GOGO Events), and Chalice Foundation, June 2021 Although nearly half of the world’s population menstruate at some point in their lives, menstruation presents significant challenges when individuals lack the information, resources, infrastructure and social support they need to...

South Australian Launch of Writing Themselves in 4: Webinar Invite

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SHINE SA, April 2021 This year one of the largest ever studies on the experiences of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia was released: Writing Themselves In 4. The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University asked 6,418 LGBTQA+ people aged 14 to 21 about their experiences with education, homelessness, harassment, assault, mental health, community...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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