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Relationships and sexuality education – what is it, really?

Friday, August 11, 2023


Relationships and sexuality education has been in the news a bit lately, and there seems to be some misunderstanding about what it is and isn’t, how parents are involved in teaching these issues, and why this is important learning for young people.

Family Planning is the largest provider of resources and support to teachers and schools to teach relationships and sexuality education, so we know the issues well. We’ve created some resources about relationships and sexuality education that may be helpful.

Relationships and sexuality education – what is it, really? (PDF, 165 Kb)

Relationships and sexuality education – FAQs (PDF, 175 Kb)

Parents and caregivers may like to discuss these documents together at home, and teachers may find them useful to share with the school community.

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