The Madeleine Brand Show for November 14, 2011

Parenting on the Edge: 'Not Under My Roof'

Amy Schalet/University Of Chicago Press

Teenagers and sex are a controversial subject in America. But not in the Netherlands, according to Amy Schalet. Schalet just authored a new book called "Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex". She compared the different attitudes parents have towards teenage sex and found some surprises. Schalet tells Madeleine that the Netherlands focus on preventing pregnancy and disease, and have a teenage birthrate eight times lower than American teens.

Guest:

Amy Schalet, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; author of the book, "Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex"


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