Journal article

'It's kinda bad, honestly': Australian students' experiences of relationships and sexuality education

Andrea Waling, Roz Bellamy, Paulina Ezer, Lucille Kerr, Jayne Lucke, Christopher Fisher

Health Education Research | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Relationships and sexuality education for young people in Australia and elsewhere is a controversial topic. Numerous studies in Australia have focused on curriculum, policy, teachers, schools, sexting and other behaviours, and knowledge regarding sexually transmitted infection (STI)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pregnancy prevention. Few large-scale national studies have engaged with young people about what they want out of their sex education, and what they suggest would be most valuable for future programs in Australia. Data for the study included qualitative comments about experiences of sex education (n = 2316) provided in a national survey of adolescent sexual health. An initia..

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