Melissa Kang answered hundreds of questions from girls for the Dolly Doctor column. What she found on analysis was a sense of shame when young women experienced sexual pleasure.
When it comes to teaching about cycles in schools, the period dominates the story — but it’s important we teach about the ovulation part of the cycle, too.
To be effective, a video needs to be clear about its message and relatable. The government’s milkshake video seemingly about consent failed on both counts. But these videos get it right.
The inclusion of new topics in Ghana’s comprehensive sex education curriculum has split opinions among parents.
Children take their lead from their parents. And it is, after all parents, not teachers, who have regular, long-term contact with children from birth onwards.
Millions of people are reading young adult fantasy novels like Twilight or A Court of Thorns and Roses. But the way sexual consent is depicted in these can be confusing or even harmful.
In interviews, female teachers at three all-boy schools in three capital cities have disclosed instances of sexism from students, male colleagues and parents.
A sexual education program in Mexico City provides a blueprint for Australia. It shows how to engage students in conversations about lived experiences, among other effective methods.
Sexual negotiation can be a difficult process. It’s about reading body language as well as verbal cues, and respecting the wants and needs of your partner. Schools need to teach it early and often.
Nonreligious voters overwhelmingly backed Biden in the November presidential race. They also may have been key in several down-ballot state measures, says a scholar of US secularism.
Parents have the primary role of educating their children about their sexuality. But cultural beliefs and taboos about sex can work strongly against their efforts.
Make sure your kids know that if they do see something that upsets them, you won’t be angry at them for telling you about it.
Equipping parents with the right information on what to talk about, and how to talk about it, is a key step in addressing challenges to sexual health.
Start early and choose teachable moments over a ‘big talk’.
Australia’s relationships and sex education often fails to support the personal and social development of young people.
People may not be using condoms at the same rate as before, but it is difficult to know for sure because there is a lack of data.
When it comes to discussing pornography and sexuality with their children, parents have to learn to be quiet and listen.
Children need to know how to get help when they feel at risk.
Research has found that 64% of LGBT teachers have experienced a serious episode of anxiety or depression linked to their sexual or gender identity and role as a teacher.
Objections raised about the school syllabus by parents, schools and civil society point to a bigger problem with the state.