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Sexual development

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Teen sexuality & sexual development | Raising Children Network

Teen sexuality is part of who your child is. Feeling comfortable with sexuality is essential to your child’s healthy development. Here’s how to help.

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Child sexual assault: protecting your child - myDr.com.au

Child sexual assault: how to help protect your child; signs of child sexual assault; and what to do if you suspect child sexual assault.

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Gender identity and mental health

Gender identity is typically developed very early in life. It’s about how you perceive your gender, how you show this to others, and how you want others to treat you.

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Teen Health - Health Topics - Sexuality

Sexuality is a combination of people's sex, their sexual feelings for others, their feelings about themselves as sexual beings, their sexual orientation and their sexual behaviour. Exploring and discovering your sexuality can be confusing, exciting, difficult and wonderful.

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Tips for a Great Sex Life after Menopause | myVMC

Menopause can affect a woman's sex life, but there aresome strategies that can help women overcome negative factors influencing their sexual function. Keeping a healthy body and mind and engaging in regular, varied sexual activity are some important aspects of maintaining sexual function after menopause.

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Gender roles and identity in children

Gender roles and identity in children can be a confusing topic. Learn how children become aware of gender, how gender roles develop, and about gender dysphoria.

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Sexual behaviour: toddlers | Raising Children Network

Is your toddler curious about bodies? Thats normal. Knowing about normal childhood sexual behaviour can guide your responses to it. Our article explains.

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Serosorting - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

When people practice Serosorting they are choosing a sexual partner who shares the same HIV status. An example of serosorting practice would see a HIV...

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Sexual behaviour: preschoolers | Raising Children Network

Is your preschooler curious about bodies? Thats normal. Knowing about normal childhood sexual behaviour can guide how you respond. Our article explains.

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Childhood sexuality

Find out what is considered to be normal behaviour in regards to masturbation, sexual curiosity, sex play, imitation and fantasy and when to seek professional advice.

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