According to the latest National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health, teenagers claim sex education in schools is inadequate and focuses too much on biology instead of issues such as the emotional challenges of relationships, sexuality diversity, pleasure and consent. This book presents the latest information on sexual and reproductive health for young people, and includes key survey findings and advice on a range of safe sex behaviours relating to teenage relationships, sexual pressures and consent, contraception choices, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The book sensitively explores the most effective approaches to sexuality education for parents, teachers and students. How can teenagers be encouraged to learn positive sex education in the digital age?
Are you, or someone you know, experiencing low moods? One in five women and one in eight men will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression is often not recognised and can persist for months or even years if left unaddressed. Depression is treatable and effective treatments are available. Dealing with depression early can help you address problems quickly and avoid symptoms becoming worse. So what are the signs and symptoms of depression? This book examines the myths and explains the facts in relation to the major... More info
Suicide is a tragedy which touches many people. Each year around one million people commit suicide worldwide. These deaths can have lasting and devastating impacts on families and friends affected by suicide, as feelings of grief and loss are clouded by complex questions of life and death which remain unanswered. Deaths caused by suicide are however, preventable. Encouragingly, Australia’s suicide rate has decreased by 17% over the past decade; however suicide remains the leading cause of death among Australians 15-34 years of age. What are the risks and warning... More info
In the last three decades, obesity has increased in almost every country in the world, among adults and children alike. Globally, more than two billion people are now overweight or obese; among high-income countries, Australia and New Zealand have seen the greatest recent growth in obesity rates. This book presents an overview of Australia’s national weight problem, explaining how body weight is measured and highlighting the causes, health risks and costs of overweight and obesity. General advice is also offered on how to achieve and maintain healthy weight through... More info