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    differences between American and Dutch approaches to teen sexuality [article]

  • Jamie Hartman

    Time's article discussing the Netherlands attitude toward teenage love and sex.

  • Jord .

    "Teen birth rates are 8 times higher in the U.S. than Holland. Abortion rates are twice as high. The American AIDs rate is three times greater than that of the Dutch. What are they doing right that we're not? For starters, two-thirds of Dutch parents report allowing their teenage children to have sleepovers with their boyfriend or girlfriend..." Abstinence only sex education, shame, and the war on reproductive health are NOT helping solve these problems in America. It's time to acknowledge that human beings have sex, and teach them how to do so responsibly.

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