Children As Young As Eight To Be Taught About Infertility And IVF

New education resources

Children As Young As Eight To Be Taught About Infertility And IVF

School children from Year 3 will be taught about fertility options when it comes to the 'birds and the bees', with new teaching resources to be released by experts.

The change includes more of a focus on issues surrounding fertility, and the ways that families cope with assisted-reproduction techniques.

This comes as part of an effort to normalise alternative fertility procedures, to educate children about the many ways that a baby can be made.

Current educational materials look more at the biological aspect and standard contraception.

However, new state government-funded resources will encourage children to think about fertility, as well as all of the diverse types of families.

The materials have been developed by Family Planning Victoria, Your Fertility, and the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority.

Resources include online learning portals, videos and fact sheets.

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