ROMANIA (Europe)


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For a note on formal sexual education, see Grassel and Bach (1979:p295-6)[1]. In one early study on university students[2], 14.44% of males and 28.8% of females have received first information from home, 48.56% males, and 37.76% females got their first information from friends, relatives, or other sources; 33.28% males and 26.03% females at school. Most of the information was obtained at the ages 14 through 16. “Child marriage is common among some of Romania's diverse Romani communities. […] The practice of arranged marriages and underage (even pre-pubescent) brides, however, is generally tolerated by police and social welfare agencies. But they must now count on increased scrutiny by European observers as Romania continues to lay the groundwork for European Union accession”[3].


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Additional refs:


§         CRLP (2000) Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives: East Central Europe, p126-50






Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. Volume I. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Dec 2004



[2] Salade, D. (1947) Problema educatiei sexuale, Rev Psihol 10:72-122

[3]Amariei, Razvan. Romania: Child Pawn, Transitions Online, 10/13/2003, pN