29 episodes

Introducing Doing 'IT'. A new and exciting podcast from Family Planning Victoria Schools Education Team.
Listen to the experts as we discuss all things Relationships and Sexuality education. Including: bodies; growing up; being safe; puberty; sex; identity; relationships; sexuality & sexual health.
We know some parents / carers find it difficult to have conversations about these topics with the young people in their lives. Having open honest communication is going to empower young people to look after themselves in life and relationships.
Doing ‘IT’ will provide tips and resources to help parents / carers and teachers in starting or continuing these conversations.

Doing 'IT' Family Planning Victoria

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Introducing Doing 'IT'. A new and exciting podcast from Family Planning Victoria Schools Education Team.
Listen to the experts as we discuss all things Relationships and Sexuality education. Including: bodies; growing up; being safe; puberty; sex; identity; relationships; sexuality & sexual health.
We know some parents / carers find it difficult to have conversations about these topics with the young people in their lives. Having open honest communication is going to empower young people to look after themselves in life and relationships.
Doing ‘IT’ will provide tips and resources to help parents / carers and teachers in starting or continuing these conversations.

    Episode #29 Katrina Marson

    Episode #29 Katrina Marson

    In this episode Anne speaks with criminal lawyer Katrina Marson. Katrina has done extensive international research into Relationships and Sexuality Education as a preventive strategy to reduce the incidence of sexual violence in the community. Katrina discusses the potential impact of RSE programs, barriers to success, and what models work well in other parts of the world.
    Resources:
    For more information about FPV @ fpv.org.au. Katrina Marson's paper Ignorance is not Innocence. UNESCO International technical guidance on sexuality education: An evidence-informed approach(2018).

    • 28 min
    Episode #28 Abortion

    Episode #28 Abortion

    In this episode FPV Medical Director Dr Kathy McNamee explains the process of abortion. This is something that students in secondary school often ask about. Young people want to know about availability and privacy of abortion services. Kathy covers  Australian laws around abortion, what might happen to someone’s body during an abortion and what support a person might need before and after an abortion.
    Resources:
    Go to FPV website. 1800myoptions is a Victorian service for information about sexual health choices and service providers. Marie Stopes is a national organisation providing sexual health and abortion services.  The Royal Women’s Hospital has information about unplanned pregnancy. The Museum of Contraception and Abortion provides some historical context to the dangerous things women have tried over the centuries to end a pregnancy.
     

    • 15 min
    Episode #27 Emergency Contraception

    Episode #27 Emergency Contraception

    In this episode Anne talks with Family Planning Victoria Dr Sara Whitburn and pharmacist David from Woodhouse Grove Pharmacy about emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy if no contraceptive protection was used, if the condom broke, or if a contraceptive pill was missed. It's yet another important part of the sexual health conversation parents and carers can have with their young people. Dr Sara talks about how emergency contraception works and David talks through the process of purchasing this at a pharmacy.
    Resources:
    We have information on the FPV website about contraception. 1800myoptions is a Victorian service which compiles information about sexual health choices and service providers. The Royal Women’s Hospital for information about asking a pharmacist for Emergency Contraception. The Museum of Contraception and Abortion provides some historical context to ending or preventing pregnancy.

    • 21 min
    Episode #26 PrEP and PEP

    Episode #26 PrEP and PEP

    In this episode Anne speaks to FPV's Dr Lucy Donovan, about preventing human immunodeficiency virus or HIV through the use of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). PrEP and PEP are ways of using anti-viral medication to suppress HIV and stop its spread. PrEP and PEP might be used by people of all genders. Talking about these medications is an important part of a discussion about STI and BBV risk and safer sex practices.  Many parents and carers aren't aware of how they are used, so here are the basics to get the conversation started.
     
    Resources:
    Search "PrEP" on FPV's website, You can get information on how to access PrEP and PEP in Australia at www.pan.org.au . Other Victorian websites to look up for information include Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. 
     

    • 13 min
    Episode #25 Sexually Transmissible Infections

    Episode #25 Sexually Transmissible Infections

    In this episode Dr Suzanne Pearson from FPV talks through Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI's). Learning about STI's is part of gaining an understanding of sexual health. Suzanne talks about the effect of STI's when they are not diagnosed and the availability of treatment. Also, the importance for young people to be confident to ask for testing and being able to discuss testing status with sexual partners. 
    Resources: 
    See the FPV website about Sexually Transmissible Infections. Rosie Respect & Scarleteen are websites for young people providing information about sex and relationships, including  information about STI’s. A GP or sexual health clinic such as Family Planning Victoria will have information on services for testing and treatment.

    • 15 min
    Episode #24 Contraception

    Episode #24 Contraception

    In this episode Dr Lona Brown from Family Planning Victoria talks about contraception. This is an important part of our secondary school sex education. Lona talks through up to date information about contraception, including efficacy, cost and privacy. It's important for young people to have this information, so they are able to be responsible for their own sexual health and support their sexual partners.Resources:See FPV website about contraception. 1800myoptions is a Victorian service which compiles information about sexual health choices and service providers. Jean Hailles for Women’s Health also has information.  The Museum of Contraception and Abortion for some historical context to pregnancy prevention.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Ness 11 ,

Honest, Accurate, Interesting Sexuality Education

I highly reommend this new educational podcast. It's useful for parents, educators and anyone who live and/or works with children. Sexuality infrormation, langauge and education in easy to understand, interesting interviews. Breaking down taboos about human sexuality and providing plenty of accurate facts and knowledge. Well done Anne and FPV a much needed resource.

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