Explore the latest thinking and research on sex and relationships education and related issues. A selection of academic publications are listed below.
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning
This international peer-reviewed journal is concerned with both the practice of sex education and with the thinking that underpins it. Contributions are welcomed from a variety of academic disciplines, particularly health education, sociology, philosophy and psychology - and from a variety of ideological standpoints.
Editor: Peter Aggleton, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia. The journal is available from Taylor and Francis Online.
The following journals periodically publish SRE-related research and articles:
BMJ (British Medical Journal)
International peer reviewed medical journal and a fully 'online first' publication - all articles appear on bmj.com before being included in an issue of the print journal, and the website is updated daily. The journal has an open access policy for its original research and other articles resulting from work funded by open access grants.
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality (CJHS)
Quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the medical, psychological, social, and educational aspects of human sexuality.
Reports research and best practice in health education in all settings, including schools, colleges, universities, health services, the community and workplace.
Health Education Journal
Longest established peer-reviewed journal publishing eight times a year on public health, health education and health promotion. An 'online first' journal publishing frequently on sex education issues and topics.
Health Education Research
Issued six times a year, this refereed journal publishes research on health education and promotion world-wide.
Education and Health
Journal produced by SHEU (which includes the Schools and Students Health Education Unit), an independent organisation based in Exeter, UK, that concentrates on school and college surveys. Articles focus on recent health education initiatives, relevant research findings, materials and strategies for education and health-related behaviour data.
The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
Published by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, this peer-reviewed journal features research relevant to service delivery, training and education in reproductive & sexual health and contraception. Formerly known as The British Journal of Family Planning.
Journal of School Health
Monthly publication from the American School Health Association, which addresses practice, theory, and research related to the health and well-being of school-aged youth.
Pastoral Care in Education
This is the journal of the UK-based National Association for Pastoral Care in Education. It addresses issues such as citizenship, personal, health, social and moral education, as well as issues of care - school exclusion, bullying and emotional development.