This literature review was commissioned by SHine SA as part of the Sexual Health And Relationship Education (SHARE) project. SHARE is a collaboration between SHine SA, South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services and the Department of Health. SHARE is funded by Department of Health.
The aim of the SHine Sexual Health and Relationships (SHARE) project is to “improve the sexual health, safety and well-being of young South Australians by 2 running sexual health and relationships education programs over a three year period with young people in years 8, 9 and 10 in selected secondary schools”. To inform the SHARE program, this literature review will focus on two questions:
1. What are the critical factors for success that have been identified for effective sexual health and relationships education with young people in schools?
2. Is there any evidence that a whole schools approach to relationships and sexual health has a positive impact on issues such as teenage pregnancy, STIs, homophobic harassment and sexual coercion/assault?