The Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

The Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR) is our most important study of sexual and reproductive health. Conducted once a decade with a population-representative sample of around 20,000 people, it gives a snapshot of the sexual health and well-being of the Australian population and provides information essential for the development of policy and the delivery of sexual and reproductive health programs across Australia.

The second round of the study was carried out in 2012-2013 and the main results were published in the journal Sexual Health in November 2014 and in several other journal articles since then. Please see our website at for further details including a brief summary of the main findings. 


Project team

Project collaborators: External

Professor Chris Rissel
University of Sydney
Dr Richard de Visser
University of Sussex
Professor Judy Simpson
University of Sydney

Key contact

Medicine & Health
0414 273 234