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New free resource for young people: A Quick Guide to the Menstrual Cycle & Periods

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SHINE SA, 10th May 2022 It can be hard to get accurate and helpful information for people getting their period for the first time. We’ve designed a new guide to answer the questions that young people want to know, like… What is a period? Why do we have periods? What is a menstrual cycle? What period products should I use?, and more. This quick guide helps to demystify periods and to reduce...

The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people

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Cooper, K., Butler, C., Russell, A. et al. The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people: a phenomenological study with young people and their parents. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2022). Abstract: Gender dysphoria is distress in relation to incongruence between an individual’s gender and sex assigned at birth. Gender clinics offer support for gender dysphoria, and there is a...

Research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s Relationships and Sexual Health Program

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SHINE SA,  October 13, 2021 Recent research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s comprehensive relationships and sexual health curriculum. The study draws on surveys completed by 29,533 South Australian secondary students aged 12-16 years conducted over a twelve-year period between 2006-2017. University of Adelaide researcher Sophie Kedzior1, analysed surveys of students who had engaged...

CAMHS seeking feedback from Queer and Gender Diverse young people and families who have accessed their services

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CAMHS  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), December 2020 CAMHS  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) is seeking feedback from Queer and Gender Diverse young people and families who have accessed CAMHS services.  The CAMHS Rainbow Group is wanting to hear how Queer and Gender Diverse people have experienced their services so that they can make sure they are providing the most...

Opinion: Relationships & sex education now mandatory in English schools – Australia should do the same

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Jacqueline Hendriks,The Conversation, September 9, 2020 6.07am AEST Relationships and sex education became compulsory throughout schools in England at the beginning of September 2020. In primary schools the course will focus on relationships, while secondary schools will include topics such as managing intimate relationships, consent and online behaviour. Schools — including government...

Free workshop series on Sexuality and Intellectual Disability

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South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability, July 2020 Sexuality and Relationships is an essential area of learning for people with an intellectual disability. Adults with intellectual disability say they want to learn together in their own right. Parents and carers can make a big difference in small ways by improving their own knowledge and using supportive approaches. These interactive...

Welcome to SASHA

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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