Basically what it comes down to is our Christian values and principles, and as far as the culture and religion. So you see in that same concept that we are also taken as another strong sector where we opposed gay marriage. In June, the Samoa Law Reform Commission recommended the abolition of the sodomy laws, prompting widespread criticism from Church leaders. The Samoan Government subsequently rejected the recommendation as unacceptable in a Christian country. During its second UPR cycle, Samoa noted recommendations to decriminalise consensual same-sex activity between adults and to protect and prohibit discrimination against LGBT persons. However, Section 67 continues to criminalise sodomy.
Sex workers and frightening truth about Samoa today
Country Fact Sheet | UN Women Data Hub
Prostitution in Samoa is illegal  but is commonly practised. This equates to 1 in every of the adult women on the island. Prostitution is illegal in Samoa under the Crimes Act The provisions of the Crimes Act in relation to prostitution are: .
From Japan to Samoa: understanding the origins of sexual behavior
How does evolution affect human behaviour? As a specialist in evolutionary psychology, VanderLaan investigates how biological adaptations may contribute to specific human behaviours that occur across cultures, such as the ability to infer emotions or discern kin from non-kin. In November, VanderLaan was awarded the Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, which recognized empirical and theoretical advances that resulted from his cross-cultural research on sexual orientation and gender identity.
In Samoa, the proportion of women aged years old who were married or in union before age 18 is The adolescent birth rate is However, work still needs to be done in Samoa to achieve gender equality.