Working towards better youth sex education in Europe

Case Studies & Research
2 p.
Periodical title
Entre Nous - The European Magazine for Sexual and Reproductive Health 67

This article describes Germany's approach to youth sex education. It starts with a discussion of the fact that sex education is viewed as a national responsibility, then goes into findings of the 2005 youth scientific foundation study on youth sexuality related to sex education at home and in the family; sex education in schools: widespread and well-received; first sexual intercourse; contraception andáuse of the media. The study concludes by saying that a clear relationships exists between sex education at home and positive contraceptive behavior. Young migrants tend to have deficits in this area and thus, alternative routes need to be used to provide them with information, including the internet, sex education in schools, doctors and counselling centres.

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