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Media release from SHINE SA: Teen Pregnancy

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SHINE SA, Issued: 25 May 2018 Following the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Report, that includes the latest figures on teen birth-rates, SHINE SA believes that a decrease in the teen birth-rate as indicated in the report, is a positive outcome from the study. “A decrease may reflect better sexual health information for young people including education in schools...

Students could learn about endometriosis as part of sex education

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Guardian Australia, Fri 13 Apr 2018 13.38 AEST Teaching schoolchildren about pelvic pain will form part of a proposed national plan to tackle endometriosis, the debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women. The health minister, Greg Hunt, will push the states and territories to commit to the plan, which was discussed at Friday’s Council of Australian Governments [Coag]...

Sex education gap haunts Australia’s international students

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SBS News, March 2nd, 2018 High numbers of international students with unwanted pregnancies is prompting questions about whether more could be done to better prepare those with little sexual health knowledge for life in Australia. Marie Stopes Australia, a national provider of sexual and reproductive health services, estimated 4000 international students seek abortions across the country each year...

Making sexual consent matter: one-off courses are unlikely to help

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The Conversation, February 15, 2018 6.05am AEDT In the wake of the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 2017 national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, a number of universities have introduced mandatory courses on sexual consent for new students. Of all students who participated in the AHRC inquiry, 26% experienced some form of sexual...

Sex Education Based on Abstinence? There’s a Real Absence of Evidence

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New York Times, August 22, 2017 Religious conservatives worry that teaching teenagers about birth control will encourage premarital sex. Liberals argue that failing to teach about it ensures more unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. So it was a welcome development when, a few years ago, Congress began to shift funding for sex education to focus on evidence-based outcomes...

2016 Snapshot of student feedback on SHINE’s Relationships and Sexual Health program

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SHINE SA, August 2017 This report summarises data collected from students who participated in the SHINE SA Focus Schools Program at their school in 2016. The Focus Schools Program is available to Department for Education and Child Development schools in South Australia that have a secondary years component. In 2016 there were 127 schools involved in the program. The full report is available from...

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