Let’s talk about sex: Broaching sexual ethics with young people

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Australian Institute of Family Studies, 8 June 2016

Sexual violence and coercion is a serious problem faced by young people. Young women aged 18-24 are the most likely group to have experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months.

As awkward or embarrassing as we can sometimes find it to talk to young people about sex and relationships, research such as that from the ABS shows how important it is to initiate discussions about ethical and respectful relationships from a young age. Doing so has the potential to contribute to the prevention of sexual violence.

But we don’t always provide young people with information about sexual consent and negotiating romantic or sexual relationships as part of sex education, despite the research indicating that young people want and need this information

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By J Pope

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