Knowledge about sexuality for all

Not only specific groups are at risk. The general sexual health and healthcare situation among the Dutch population still leaves much to be desired.

STIs and sexual violence

The incidence of sexually transmitted infections invariably calls for intensive preventive and curative measures. Incidence and prevalence of sexual coercion and violence are invariably high, among the adult population as well as among adolescents. Health responses to victims of sexual violence are, although improved over recent years, still noted for their dissatisfying quality, disappointing efficacy and lack of coordination.

Gender and double standards

Traditional, gender-typical attitudes, behaviours, power imbalance and double standards related to sexuality are alive and kicking in the Netherlands as they are elsewhere.

Appropriate knowledge and skills

Generally speaking, many professionals both in education as well as healthcare, still lack the appropriate knowledge and skills to adequately address sexuality.