This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.
Chapter 9: Including Diversity? The Politics of Sex Education in the Netherlands
Including Diversity? The Politics of Sex Education in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is internationally regarded as a country that successfully addresses issues of youth and sexuality. The most recent survey into youth and sexuality, Sex under the age of 25 (de Graaf et al., 2017), showed relatively good contraceptive behavior and low rates of STDs and unwanted pregnancies. Statistics show, for example, that in the Netherlands in 2015, 3.2 per 1,000 girls gave birth before they reached the age of 20 (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, 2016), which makes the percentage of teenage pregnancies among the lowest in the world.
Such outcomes, which have been relatively stable over time, ...