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Not Under My Roof – Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex - Chicago Scholarship Online
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Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex

Amy T. Schalet


For American parents, teenage sex is something to be feared and forbidden: most would never consider allowing their children to have sex at home, and sex is a frequent source of family conflict. In the Netherlands, where teenage pregnancies are far less frequent than in the United States, parents aim above all for family cohesiveness, often permitting young couples to sleep together and providing them with contraceptives. Drawing on extensive interviews with parents and teens, this book offers an intimate account of the different ways that girls and boys in both countries negotiate love, lust, ... More

Keywords: american parents, teenage sex, family conflict, teenage pregnancies, family cohesiveness, young couples, contraceptives, relationships, gender, autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226736181
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226736204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy T. Schalet, author