Sex Down Under: Lessons From Studying and Teaching in Australia

Kate McCombs #cconAussie CatalystCon West - Sunday, September 29, 2013


  1. In 2010, Kate McCombs left California and moved to Australia to get her Masters in Public Health at the University of Melbourne. Studying sexual health in a country with socialized medicine, comprehensive harm reduction programs, and dramatically different laws around sex work and pornography was a perspective-expanding experience, to say the least. While in Melbourne, she continued her sex education teaching career, and encounters with students provided cross-cultural insights and the occasional humorous misunderstanding.

    In this talk, Kate will describe several of the key things she learned from studying and teaching about sexuality and health Down Under. You’ll learn about Australian culture, health, and even some sex geeky facts about marsupial genitals.