In the Netherlands, all kinds of contraception are available. Access to contraceptives is taken for granted, just as it is taken for granted by most people that one can make choices if and when to have children.
For World Contraception Day we have launched a campaign #HappyBirthControl asking public to show support for contraceptive access worldwide.
Young people are naturally curious about sex and sexuality. Rutgers asserts the right of young people to receive adequate education to make well-informed choices in relationships and their sexual lives. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) means providing information and guidance about the physical and emotional aspects of growing up and starting relationships.
Compared to many other countries the Netherlands has one of the lowest teenage pregnancy rates and scores low on STIs. Young people are generally well informed on sexuality and contraceptive use is high. We are often asked about sex education in the Netherlands, and how we have become so open minded about sex. Our film 'Dutch Lessons in Love' has tried to answer these questions.
In her latest addition to Rutgers' AWID Forum 2016 blog series, Rachel Ploem reflects on the place of men and boys within the diverse and open spaces of the Forum.
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