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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...

Young people, sexuality and diversity: what does a needs-led and rights-based approach look like?

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Sex Education, Volume 17, 2017 – Issue 3, Pages 363-369   Simon Blake in conversation with & Peter Aggleton, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW  Although there is broad based consensus that SRE is a positive and important part of a young person’s education, it does continue to be contested on thoroughly misguided grounds – namely the idea that SRE promotes early sex engagement...

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

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The Guardian, Tuesday 16 May 2017 14.01 AEST Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health roaOrganization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition...

What’s the point of sex? It frames gender expression and identity – or does it?

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The Conversation, January 18, 2017 6.05am AEDT The act of penetrative sex has evolved over millions of years as a mechanism to deliver sperm to eggs and initiate pregnancy. But there’s more to sex than just the meeting of two sets of genes. The ‘What’s the point of sex?’ series examines biological, physical and social aspects of sex and gender. [This] piece looks at sexual identity and gender...

AMAZE: a new sex ed video series

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Advocates for Youth, Answer and Youth Tech Health (YTH), September 2016 Advocates for Youth, Answer and Youth Tech Health (YTH) have launched AMAZE an online sexual education resource aimed specifically at 10-14 year olds. They have created a series of videos which aim to be humorous and engaging while helping young people learn about sex & relationships. The idea being reinforced is...

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