‘It is not all about sex’: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationships education

Bruce Johnson, Lyn Harrison, Deb Ollis, Jane Flentje, Peter Arnold, & Clare Bartholomaeus, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 2016.

The Engaging Young People in Sexuality Education (EYPSE) research project addresses two questions:
1. What are young people’s views on school-based sexuality and relationships education?
2. In what ways could sexuality and relationships education be improved?

This report focuses on findings from the first stage of the research project, consisting of an online survey of over 2,000 students in 31 secondary schools in South Australia and Victoria.

It found that while students counted on sex education classes in schools as an important source of information, they wanted more from the classes than just a biology lesson.

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