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.
At a time when a new national school curriculum is starting its pilot phase in Kenya, a study shows the massive gaps in sexuality education programmes.
Because it's not just children in school who need to know how to put a condom on.
Parents should monitor the television programmes their children are exposed to and advise them to make informed sexual choices.
When it comes to sexual health, public information has tended to focus on the young. Time for a change.
Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
A detailed new review should encourage us to ask some awkward questions.
Drawing on surveys and group discussions with teenage boys about their use of pornography, Gonzo provides a window into young men’s experiences that's in equal parts funny, engaging, and confronting.
Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
The Crossroads program provides students with meaningful and accurate information about gender diversity in order to challenge homophobic and transphobic discrimination and violence.
Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.
Porn is probably not the most important cause of sexual harms for young people.
Good sex ed doesn't lead to early sex, teenage pregnancy and STIs. It protects against them.
The messages that adolescents receive from sexuality education classes are frequently negative. It's time for the curriculum to become more empowering for learners and teachers.
Pornography has implications for public health, but scholars need to think critically about the issue and look past rhetoric.
Its attitude to porn and anal sex suggests the government would benefit from some sex ed classes too.
It's old-fashioned, out of date and varies massively from school to school.
There has been something of a moral panic around sexting – but research suggests that it can create safe, empowering spaces for young people exploring their sexuality.
After a three-week debacle, the findings of the review into the Safe Schools Coalition program are out. Here's what academic experts make of the review.