Sexual Health

The World Health Organisation defines sexual health as "a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity."

Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.” (WHO, 2006a)

It is really important for parents and carers to talk to young people about sexual health. The following resources have been selected to help guide parents and careres to talk to their children about sexual health.

Safe Sex Practices:

Pregnancy & Unplanned Pregancy:

Sexually Transmissible Infections:

The Better Health Channel provides useful inofrmation about safe sex practices.

Family Planning Victoria provides a guide to contraceptive options. The video below provides information on contraceptive methods available.

The ERC (Education and Resource Centre) is a free statewide community service for all Victorians. They provide information on HIV/AIDS, hepatits and sexually transmissible infections (STI's). 

Further Resources