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Sexual development

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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (adrenal insufficiency) | myVMC

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia affects synthesis of adrenal gland hormones including cortisol and sex steroids. It impairs sexual development and fertility.

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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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Sex education for children 0-8 years | Raising Children Network

Talking about sex plays a big role in childrens sex education and sexual development. Find out how to talk with young kids about sex, sexuality and bodies.

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Sex education for children 9-11 years | Raising Children Network

Talking about sex plays a big role in childrens sex education and sexual development. Find out how to talk with older kids about sex, sexuality and bodies.

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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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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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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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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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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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Recovering from sexual assault

Sexual assault happens to women and men of all ages and from all walks of life. You can be sexually assaulted in your home, at your workplace or on the street. A trusted friend, a close relative or a complete stranger can assault you. There is no such thing as a typical sexual assault.

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