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In the Netherlands, abortion is freely available on demand. Yet the Netherlands boasts the lowest abortion rate in the world, about 6 abortions per 1000 women per year, and the complication and death rates for abortion are miniscule. How do they do it? First of all, contraception is widely available and free — it’s covered by the national health insurance plan. Holland also carries out extensive public education on contraception, family planning, and sexuality. An ethic of personal responsibility for one’s sexual activity is strongly promoted. Of course, some people say that teaching kids about sex and contraception will only encourage them to have lots of sex. But Dutch teenagers tend to have less frequent sex, starting at an older age, than American teenagers, and the Dutch teenage pregnancy rate is 9 times lower than in the U.S.
I saw this in a documentary once. They asked Dutch teenagers their thoughts on dudes carrying around condoms in their wallets. They all basically had the same opinion; if a guy DOES NOT have a condom on him (especially on a date where things could go in that direction), then he’s considered unsafe to sleep with and you should probably not be going out with him at all because he doesn’t care about safe sex.
When they switched it and asked the American teenagers the same question, they said if the guy DID have a condom on him, they’d think he was sleezy, only thought about sex, and they wouldn’t ever want to go on a date with him because you don’t know where he’s been.
There’s something really twisted about this stigma of a guy being prepared to have sex safely with a girl.
This is precisely why a puritanical view on sex as shameful, and a political party who capitalizes on that for power, is one of the most dangerous weapons against a citizenry.