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Healthy sexual development: a multidisciplinary framework for research

McKee, Alan, Albury, Kath, Dunne, Michael, Grieshaber, Sue, Hartley, John, Lumby, Catharine and Mathews, Ben 2010. Healthy sexual development: a multidisciplinary framework for research. International Journal of Sexual Health 22 (1) , pp. 14-19. 10.1080/19317610903393043

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A group of Australian researchers from a range of disciplines involved in studying children's sexual development developed a framework for researching healthy sexual development that was acceptable to all disciplines involved. The 15 domains identified were: freedom from unwanted activity; an understanding of consent; education about biological aspects; understanding of safety; relationship skills; agency; lifelong learning; resilience; open communication; sexual development should not be “aggressive, coercive or joyless;” self-acceptance; awareness and acceptance that sex is pleasurable; understanding of parental and societal values; awareness of public/private boundaries; and being competent in mediated sexuality.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sexual development; sexuality education; children's sexuality; research design
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISSN: 1931-7611
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 03:05

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