By: Rhianna Wesson
The Dutch sex education system includes government guidelines and different recommended programmes (including “Long Live Love”) and is widely praised for its efficacy in increasing youth’s intention to have safe sex, and decreasing adolescent pregnancy rates (Krebbekx 2018; Sneen 2019; Rough 2018). However, not everyone agrees with this praise. Some argue that the Dutch system is out of date, not diverse enough, and overly directed by teachers’ and schools’ beliefs (Schutte et al. 2013; Naezer et al. 2017; Cense 2019).