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Human Sexuality & Sexual Health in Amsterdam

HUMAN SEXUALITY & SEXUAL HEALTH IN AMSTERDAM

SUMMER 2014 • UK SPONSORED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM • DATES: July 1 - July 18 

This program will introduce students to the cultural comparative study of human sexuality and sexual health education in a context where sexual health outcomes are the best in the world. The Netherlands has comprehensive sex education, regulated and decriminalized prostitution, and was one of the first to legalize gay marriage. With their openness to sexuality and emphasis on talking about sex and sexuality with parents, peers, and educators from a young age, sexuality is seen as a healthy part of human development rather than something of which to be ashamed. Students will be immersed in this culture and learn from their model of sexuality and sexual health education. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

Guest lecture from Dr. Lisette Kyuper, a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research and leading expert on LBGT sexuality issues 

Visit to Amsterdam’s Red Light District with staff from the Prostitute Information Center 

Visit to Afro-Caribbean community, with discussion of sexual health and education issues particular to immigrant communities 

Visit The Hague: The International Criminal Court with a discussion of gender in international humanitarian law, and HIVOS International Development organization, which supports women’s and LGBT groups around the world. 

 

ACADEMIC CREDIT 

UK Sponsored programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty. UK credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings. Students will earn: 

ISP 599 (1 hour) and 

KHP 220: Sexuality Education (2 hours) and KHP 395: Independent Study (3 hours) for Undergraduates 

KHP 609: Sexual Health Promotion (3 hours) and KHP 695: Independent Study (3 hours) for Graduates 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

Contact the program director to learn more about this faculty-led program. 

Kristen Mark, Ph.D. kristen.mark@uky.edu

 

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