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America’s battle over sex education could be boiled down to one question: Would you let your teenager spend the night with his or her sweetheart in your home?
When 32 American parents were asked this question, 29 said no, including one mother who blurted out, “No way, Jose!” said Amy Schalet, author of the new book “Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex.”
But in the Netherlands, where rates of teen pregnancy, birth and abortion are low, 24 out of 26 parents said that yes, under the right circumstances, they would let their teenager spend the night with their st
Originally posted by Kandinsky
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Holland has one of the lowest recorded abortion rates in the world. It also offers an insight into the cultural drivers that motivate choices between contraception and/or abortion. For instance the abortion rate has risen in Holland in the past few years with the rise in migration. Foreign nationals (non-Dutch), in some provinces, have added some 60% of abortions.
This suggests that national rule and custom has a successful approach to contraception and abortion if we are to rate *success* by low figures.
The UK has been umming and ahing for years about introducing their approach to sex-education and just can't overcome the fear that it'll be political suicide. Will middle-England be able to sleep at night knowing 5-year-olds will see sexual activity (appropriate documentaries) in the controlled environment of school? Heck no! We'd all be murdered in our beds!! It's better to do nothing and blame the high abortion rate, high teen pregnancy rate and bulging care-system on the lowest in society.