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Sexuality education for teenagers in the new millennium,
by Juliette Goldman

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.11-18

In the past, sexuality education for teenagers has been provided by parents and schools, and through other sources such as peers, television, magazines and books. In the new millennium, teenagers will have sexuality education which is technology derived, widely accessible, and uncontrolled by social or educational structures. Already the Internet has a growing number of sites specifically providing sexuality education for teenagers. Juliette Goldman assesses the appropriateness for teenagers of a selection of these resources.

Girl history: Social change and female sexuality in the 20th Century,
by Joan Jacobs Brumberg

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.19-21. This article is reprinted by permission of the author from the Society for Adolescent Research newsletter, Spring 2000.

American historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg looks at girls' changing experience of their bodies, sexuality and sense of self through analysis of personal diaries written between 1830 and 1980.

Talking sexual health: What goes into a national framework for HIV/AIDS education in secondary schools?
by Anne Mitchell, Debbie Ollis and Jan Watson

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.22-27

The development of a national policy framework and a range of supporting resources for sexuality education in Australian secondary schools establishes some benchmarks for content and approach to sexuality education, and has the potential to ensure that a level of best practice is maintained across the country. The framework has five key interlocking components which are -- taking a whole-school approach, acknowledging the sexuality of all students, catering for the diversity of all students, providing an appropriate curriculum context and acknowledging the professional development needs of school communities. The framework will rely on support at a local level to be truly effective.

Sex files: Exploring sexuality through Dolly magazine,
by Melissa Kang

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.28-33

Melissa Kang, who has written for Dolly magazine as `Dolly Doctor', explores the representation of sexuality in this popular Australian teenage girls' magazine. First, she briefly describes the sexuality-related feature articles which have appeared in the magazine over the past seven years. Second, she presents summaries of four content analyses of letters written by readers to the two most popular help columns -- `Dolly Doctor' and `Sex and Your Body'.

What do they think? Queerly raised and queer-friendly students
by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.34-40

Homophobia and heterosexism still rule in most classrooms and playgrounds although an increasing number of children and young people are being raised to be queer friendly. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli discusses the insights of primary and secondary queer friendly students into the questions of why homophobia is still an issue among student populations; what kind of anti-homophobic strategies work; what strategies and approaches are required; and what they believe their role is in a whole-school approach to homophobia and heteronormativity.

Y-GLAM: Theatre and video project,
by Jemma Mead, Vicky Guglielmo, Diane Bradford and Y-GLAM participants

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.41-44

The Y-GLAM Theatre and Video Project, an arts project for same-sex attracted young people, has been providing opportunities for self-awareness and creative expression in Melbourne since 1998. The project is open to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender young people aged 14--24 and is an activity of the Moreland Community Health Service. What started off as a good idea, has evolved into an electric and vibrant community arts project, bringing together a community that is often silenced, disconnected and invisible.

A plus for puberty: Multimedia sexuality education for upper primary school students,
by Kelsey Powell and Therese Simpson

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.45-47

The latest addition to the Family Planning Queensland suite of sexuality education resources is the CD-ROM package, Puberty Plus, which gives young people the chance to access reliable and age-appropriate sexuality information in a safe environment.

Identity status and youth recklessness,
by Graham Bradley and Paul Matsukis

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.48-53

Adolescents are frequently characterised by their search for identity and their propensity towards recklessness. Graham Bradley and Paul Matsukis examine the relationship between these two aspects of adolescent development and present evidence from new research into the association between reckless behaviour and identity status.

Last modified: 11 December, 2007