A prestigious Melbourne Catholic school has asked year nine students to tears pages out of their prescribed health textbook.
The Age reports that students at St Francis Xavier College in the south eastern suburb of Berwick were called into the hall where they were asked to tear pages out of their textbook.
Students were told they were not allowed to leave the room until the pages were in the bin.
The pages in question discussed sexuality and pre-marital sex.
One page asked students to discuss their views on sex before marriage, and what advice they would have for friends or peers considering losing their virginity.
It also asked students to consider their own attitudes towards sexuality and sexual health, asking questions such as what they think would be an appropriate age to start having sex, will they have sexual intercourse themselves, and if so, will they use protection.
According to Fairfax, the textbook also discussed the fluidity of sexual identity, stating "while categories help in discussing sexual identity, research suggests that sexuality occurs on a continuum and can be fluid for many people." It was accompanied by a grey-scale image of two young men hugging.