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Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Sexuality and Sexual Identities in Literature for Young People

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Deakin University, October 2018 Acknowledging the capacity of literature to reflect and shape significant aspects of human development, this collection of essays takes as its central theme the representation of sexuality and sexual identities in texts for young people. Previous scholarship has established important connections between sexuality and gender, as well as sexuality and queerness, in...

Rules about sex: getting them right – upcoming training day

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SHINE SA, September 2018 This stand-alone workshop introduces participants to a wide range of education resources that may be borrowed from SHINE SA and provides permanent access to an electronic resource on CD that can be applied immediately in the workplace. The CD based resource has been produced to assist workers and carers to assess knowledge and teach rules about touch and sexual behaviour...

New free MOOC from Adelaide Uni: Sex and Human Reproduction

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University of Adelaide, June 2018 AdelaideX’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer learners free to study university-level online courses on a variety of topics.  AdelaideX’s latest MOOC, Sex and Human Reproduction, will launch on Thursday 12 July and enrolments are now open.  Led by Professor Mario Ricci (Adelaide Medical School), and made in collaboration with experts from the Robinson...

Sexual & Reproductive Health Resource Kit for Aboriginal young people

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Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales, 2018 The AH&MRC has developed a new vibrant Sexual and Reproductive Health Resource Kit for workers to use with Aboriginal young people named “DOIN ‘IT’ RIGHT!”. DOIN IT RIGHT! provides workers who work with young Aboriginal people (including non-sexual health and non-Aboriginal workers) with step by...

Teen sexting: pleasure is missing from the discussion

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The Conversation, 28/02/2018 Sexting has increased among teens in recent years, and increases as youths age, according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics. An estimated one in seven teens sends sexts and one in four receives them, according to the research. The paper reviews 39 studies conducted between 1990 to 2016 involving more than 110,000 participants. Two studies took place in...

How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

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The Conversation, August 18, 2017 3.22pm AEST What if thousands of years of gendered environments actually reduced the need to develop genetic mechanisms to ensure gender differences? This is the idea we suggest in our new paper. Advances in evolutionary biology recognise that offspring don’t just inherit genes. They also reliably inherit all kinds of resources: a particular ecology, a nest...

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