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Making Sense of Sex


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Acknowledgements. Author's Note. Introduction. A Note to Parents and Carers. 1. Your Body. 2. Puberty. 3. Caring for your Body. 4. Making Healthy Choices. 5. Understanding Emotions. 6. Friendships. 7. Sex. 8. Sexual Relationships. 9. Looking after your Sexual Health. 10. Fertilization, Pregnancy and Birth. 11. Sexual Language. Recommended Reading. Websites. Index.

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Clear, complete and unambiguous information about puberty

About the Author

Sarah Attwood worked for fifteen years as a sexuality educator in Australia, where she designed a wide range of sexual health programmes. Her particular areas of expertise include the education of parents and of school children aged 9 to 17 years. She grew up with a sister who has Asperger's syndrome and who has been an inspiration to her.Jonathon Powell completed a Diploma of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University, Queensland. He has illustrated material for Family Planning Queensland, including several brochures, an education manual, Talking About It, and a CD-Rom package, Puberty Plus. Most recently, he has illustrated a number of independent publications.


'Sarah's book is an essential resource for all families who have an adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, such as Asperger's syndrome. The information is detailed and accurate, and addresses just about all the issues relating to the important subject of sexuality, which is all too often distorted and presented in a biased way. Sarah's approach is to explain the facts neutrally and realistically, while acknowledging individual values and respecting personal choice. I will certainly be recommending this book to all my clients.'- Isabelle Henault PhD. Author of Asperger Syndrome and Sexuality: from Adolescence through Adulthood

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