ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Young people's experience of sexuality education in catholic schools
This iseries of interviews was captured across 2 groups of people who grew up queer in the context of a Catholic education. Group one attended school in the 1970's and group 2 in the 1990's.
Overall, in both groups, sex education was very brief and functional and included straight sex only. The only exception to this was when disease was discussed.
Both groups sought their information from other sources such as porn, cleo magazine, dolly magazine and then the Internet, once available.
A common theme in both decades was that people growing up queer, felt there was no place for them.