Sexually Progressive Sweden: Sex Laws, Sex Education and Sexual Orientation

We will be exploring the following issues throughout the day by working with a Swedish NGO dealing with these issues, and attending the Stockholm Gay Pride event:

–          The sex law that targets people who solicit sex workers, but not the sex workers themselves.

–          Swedish school based sex education, and the outcomes of this approach.

–          Access to contraceptives and abortion.

–          Attitudes about sexual orientation.

Academic Objectives:

1. Determine how a sexually progressive culture approaches sexual issues in a constructive manner.

2. Understand the implications of approaching sexuality education comprehensively and positively.

3. Explore Swedish attitudes regarding sexual orientation through participant observation during the Stockholm Pride event.