The sleepover: teenagers and sex
UMass professor Amy Schalet noticed some stark differences between American and Dutch teens when it comes to sex. Then she started talking to their parents.
Amy Schalet was born in America but raised in the Netherlands. When she returned to the US for college in the early nineties, she noticed some big differences between her two countries. “One was that the teen pregnancy rates were still very high here,’’ Schalet says. “Growing up in Holland I had never heard of that - of a teenager getting pregnant.’’