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USEFUL LINKS

  • Visit the SHQ Resource Catalogues to purchase or hire resources that may assist in your promotion i.e. condom demonstrators, contraceptive kits or the Magno-mate Reproductive Boards.

 

Sexual Assault Resource Centre – includes information on consent, respectful relationships and other topics:

 

 

The WA AIDS Council

 

 

Other useful links included in Event and Activity Ideas

 

Useful Statistics

 

Consent

  • Almost one half of non-sexually active students indicated that they did not feel ready to have sex and most (54%) reported that they were proud to say no and mean it, in regards to their reasons for not having sex.*
  • 69% of students (year 10-12) are sexually active and 25% of these students reported an experience of unwanted sex. Sexually active students who had ever had unwanted sex, indicated this occurred due to pressure from a partner (53%) or being too drunk (49%).*

 

Condom use

  • Amongst sexually active students, the most commonly used form of contraception was the condom (58%), with the majority (63%) of students believing that ‘most’ or ‘all’ of their peers use a condom when they have sex.*
  • The majority (67%) of sexually active students reported that a condom was available the last time they had sex, and 86% of these students reported using it.*
  • When referring to their last sexual encounter, 23% of sexually active students reported having sex in a less controlled space (i.e. friend’s house, car or outdoors), where a condom may not have been readily available.*
  • Reasons for not using a condom indicated by sexually active students included that ‘it just happened’ (27%) and ‘my partner does not like them’ (23%).*
  • Most young people (78%) indicated they were confident in their ability to use a condom correctly; however, many had experienced difficulties using condoms in the past year. Difficulties included the condom slipping off when withdrawing the penis during sex (51%) or during intercourse (48%), and the condom breaking (37%). Interestingly, the majority of young people thought it would be easy for them to keep a condom on when withdrawing after sex (77%) or from breaking during intercourse (60%). Almost half (47%) never check the expiry date of the condom.**

 

*Mitchell, A., Patrick, K., Heywood, W., Blackman, P., & Pitts, M. (2014). 5th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health 2013. (ARCSHS Monograph Series No.97), Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

**Hall, K. M., Brieger, D. G., De Silva, S. H., Pfister, B. F., Youlden, D. J., John-Leader, F., & Pit, S. W. (2016). Errors and predictors of confidence in condom use amongst young Australians attending a music festival. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2016, 1-10. dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/605-4870

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