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Publication Date

Fall 2010

Program Name

Netherlands: International Perspective on Sexuality and Gender

Abstract

“More Than Just Biology – Creating an informational website for teens on sexuality and lifelong sexual health” is the product of four weeks’ research in Amsterdam, NL on sexuality education and the use of the Internet as an educational tool for youth. The research defied a “Dutch approach” to sexuality education and used it to create a website for American teenagers to get confidential and accurate information regarding their sexual lives and health. Information was gathered primarily through personal interviews, as well as a review of existing literature on the subject. Through this research, it was found that the Dutch approach was rooted largely in the acceptance of young people’s sexuality and the messages of positivity and responsibility. Keeping these themes in mind, More Than Just Biology was created. It can currently be found at more-than-just-biology.tumblr.com

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Public Health Education and Promotion

 

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