Society teaches young people to avoid saying 'no', so they need more support to navigate the awkwardness of sex.
Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
Just as Prime Minister Morrison does not want others to impose their values on his kids, he should not impose his on others by limiting sex and sexuality education to what he deems acceptable.
It's time Australia came of age and followed England's example by introducing a relevant and diverse sex and relationships education program in all schools.
From September 2020, all schools will have to provide education on healthy relationships. Why this matters.
Sex education lessons will soon cover sexting, consent, body image and different types of contraception.
The story of how Nigeria and Mississippi implemented comprehensive sexual education programs despite local opposition offers important lessons about how to boost adolescent sexual health.
Uganda needs to face the reality that many young people are sexually active and need information to protect themselves.
The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.
It's been 100 years since a book written by Marie Stopes revolutionsed the way that people talked about sex.
The #MeToo movement has sparked discussions about appropriate sexual behaviour that teachers can build on in sexual education.
Women report one orgasm for every three from men. Part of the problem might lie in what happens in the bedroom.
More and more girls are starting puberty early – but it's a mistake to see this reality as a crisis.
A living curriculum is needed to properly teach children about sex and relationships.
Leaving young people to figure sexuality and sex out themselves could result in ill-informed decision-making, and withholds knowledge that is their right to have.
Incorporating lessons on healthy sexual behavior into sex ed classes and special prevention programs for youth could be key to reducing sexual violence, experts say.
Think you've had the sex talk so now you're done? Think again.
A program developed by a University of Windsor professor significantly reduces a woman's risk of rape on campus. It also focuses on communicating sexual desires.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
Sex education in progressive countries like The Netherlands and Switzerland emphasizes intimacy, adventure and connection. Lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexual dysfunction ensue.