Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus? Re-thinking Gender Differences in Sexuality Education Content

  • Louisa Allen


This chapter engages with debates around whether sexuality education should occur in mixed or single gender groups and boys’ perceived disinterest in this subject. These debates are engaged through an exploration of gender differences in students’ suggestions for sexuality content. Results from the current research reveal young women’s and men’s content preferences were largely similar. This finding diverges from other studies indicating young men have different content interests and would benefit from separate instruction on this basis (Lenderyou and Ray, 1997).1


Young Woman Sexuality Education Sexuality Issue Sexual Knowledge Masculine Identity 
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© Louisa Allen 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louisa Allen
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

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