9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN23 Sexuality

2009-09-03 13:30:00 2009-09-03 15:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 13:30 - 15:00 Young People and Sexual Health Building I, 1E10

Sexuality, Youth and Sexual Education in Portugal and Europe

We analyze several surveys about youth sexuality, conducted in Portugal since the 1980?s, to better understand the changes in regard to young people's representations and practices of sexuality and, considering similar surveys in other European countries, we will compare different perspectives and evolutions.
On the other hand, considering that recently in Portugal, we are facing some issues at the application of the legislation regarding sexual education at public schools, we will also present some perspectives and questions from the Portuguese reality, once again comparing it with experiences and perspectives of other European countries.