Sexuality, gender identity and donor conception
Sexuality education and resources
(see also: LGBTIQ+)
All people from diverse cultures, sexual orientations, genders, sexes and abilities are welcome to access information and services. Fact sheets are free to download and may support discussion around puberty, menstruation and other sexual health topics.
Talk soon. Talk often - Department of Health, WA
This free resource has been developed to help parents initiate regular and relaxed conversations with their children about relationships and sexuality education.
Yarning quiet ways - Department of Health, WA
Developed in consultation with Aboriginal families, this document gives tips to parents of young Aboriginal people to help make yarning about sex and relationships a little easier.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum - Department of Education
The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is a respectful relationships and child safety curriculum for children and young people from age 3 to year 12.
Online safety for parents and caregivers - eSafety Commissioner
Parent-friendly resource to help keep children safe online, including songs, books, advice, webinars and other resources.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents
- Baby Development milestones
- Multicultural families
- Pregnancy and birth
- Parenting as a teenager
- Rainbow and same-sex families
- Young parents (video - 7 mins)
Gender Diversity Service - Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Referrals accepted for any child or young person up to age 17 regarding gender identity concerns
Trans Health South Australia
Resources and services.
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Information on gender dysphoria.
The Gender Centre
Information about gender diverse children of all ages.
Information, peer support and links to other services for families of transgender children .
Parents of Gender Diverse Children
Peer support, information, referrals and advocacy.
Donor conception: Telling your child
Registered reproductive clinics
Some clinics provide ongoing services for parents and donor-conceived children, young people and adults including how parents can talk with their child, other family members and friends.
SA Register of Assisted Reproductive Treatment Providers
Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority
Resources on telling children about where they came from and talking to other family members/friends. Support groups for parents, including solo mums, as well as donor-conceived adults.
Telling children, family and others
Solo Mums by Choice (SMC)
Donor Conception Network (UK)
Parent-led family support network. ‘Out of Europe’. Annual membership available.