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Advocating for change in the Australian Sex Education Curriculum - Have Your Say

Even three years after my losing my son, I continue to evolve and gain insight through the narratives and viewpoints of those around me.. Each conversation I engage in becomes a source of learning, a chance to connect on a deeper level, and an occasion to contemplate the hardships and challenges faced by many - grief, loss, heartache, and adversity.

So, here I stand, a mother who has experienced the profound loss of a child, without any government affiliations, advocating for transformation. I firmly believe that Australian Sex Education has the potential to be more comprehensive and effective, and I am dedicated to being an advocate in hopes of change for the sake of my own kids', but also for the generations to come.

The Educational Gap:

In the realm of education, it's easy to overlook the impact that comprehensive sex education can have on young Australians. While biology and contraception are typically covered, discussions of baby loss and fertility challenges are often absent. This omission profoundly affects young individuals, especially those who may confront these challenges one day. Our goal is to integrate essential topics into the curriculum in an age-appropriate and empowering manner.

The Power of Education:

I believe that education is the key to empathy and understanding. By teaching our young people about baby loss and fertility challenges in high school sex education, we can equip them with the knowledge and compassion they'll need when navigating their own reproductive journeys or supporting others on theirs.

Community Survey:

We've launched a community survey open to all Australians over the age of 18 and I encourage everyone, regardless of your personal experiences, to participate. We need your insights, thoughts, and opinions that truly reflects the needs and concerns of Australian youth.

I know we're all busy, but if you can spare a few minutes to take this survey, it could make a huge difference.

What the Community Survey Covers:

  1. Opinions on Integration: We're curious to know whether you think these topics should be included in the secondary sex education curriculum, or not.

  2. Your Personal Experiences: If you're comfortable, please share your own experiences. This will provide invaluable insights into the real challenges faced by Australians.

  3. Suggestions and Concerns: Feel free to share your thoughts on how these topics could be best integrated, and any concerns you may have.

Why This Matters

Understanding why these topics belong in the classroom is simple: knowledge is power. When young adults have a better understanding of baby loss and fertility issues, they are better prepared for life's challenges. This knowledge can help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, offer support to those experiencing baby loss, and foster empathy and understanding within society.

How You Can Help

Participating in our survey is easy and can be done using your phone. Its been designed to be user-friendly and take just a few minutes of your time. Your insights will be invaluable in shaping our advocacy efforts. Simply click here to access the community survey:

  1. Visit our survey: You can find the link on our website or social media profiles.

  2. Share the survey: Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to join the conversation. The more voices we have, the stronger our case becomes.

  3. Follow us on social media: Stay updated on the progress of The Reproductive Realities Project and help us raise awareness.

We're here to open up dialogue, listen to your thoughts and concerns, and create a sex education curriculum that truly serves our young people. Together, let's make a difference and ensure that our youth are better prepared for the challenges they may face.

Thank you for your support, and for being a part of this important conversation. 💕

Tayla - Founder


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