Sex, Love, and Autonomy in the Teenage Sleepover

Parents in the United States and the Netherlands take very different approaches to adolescent sexuality. While religion and economics play a role, a closer look at the two countries reveals different cultures of independence and control that shape attitudes toward teen sex. Implications are also discussed.

More From Amy Schalet

Read more by Amy Schalet in The Washington Post, Mother Talkers, and on ACT for Youth (PDF).

Also check out Amy Schalet’s “Must We Fear Adolescent Sexuality” (PDF), named Medscape General Medicine’s best article on Women’s Health in 2004.