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Sexuality Education

It is not all about sex: Young People’s Views About Sexuality and Relationships Education

‘It is not all about sex’: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationships educationFull Article Name: ‘It is not all about sex’: Young People’s Views About Sexuality and Relationships Education

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Abstract

The Engaging Young People in Sexuality and Relationships Education (EYPSE) research project aims to enhance the sexual health of young people in Australia by improving sexuality and relationships education in secondary schools. Young people are rarely involved in discussions about sexuality and relationships education. Adults typically decide what content is covered and how it is taught, meaning that young people’s concerns may not be addressed (Thomas and Aggleton, 2016). Furthermore, the effectiveness of sexuality and relationships education is usually measured by adults rather than by young people (Allen, 2005). Using a variety of research approaches, the EYPSE research project aims to give young people the opportunity to both provide feedback on the sexuality and relationships education they have experienced and explore what they would like to learn in sexuality and relationships education, and how they would like to learn it. These insights will have the potential to ‘It is not all about sex’: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationships education inform the redesign of school-based sexuality and relationships education programs that promote the sexual health and wellbeing of young Australians.

Citation

Johnson, B., Harrison, L., Ollis, D., Flentje, J., Arnold, P., & Bartholomaeus, C. (2016). ‘It is not all about sex’: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationships education. Report of Stage 1 of the Engaging Young People in Sexuality Education Research Project. University of South Australia. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303371088_’It_is_not_all_about_sex’_Young_people’s_views_about_sexuality_and_relationships_education