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The Rationale

As future health professionals we believe that sexual health is a very important and vital aspect of overall heath, but . . .

  • 56% of college students living away from home are sexually active
  • 73% of those who are sexually active are having unprotected sex
  • These challenges carry with them the potential for lifelong consequences
  • These challenges have a public health impact

The Research

  • 40% of students DO NOT discuss sexual history or sexual partners prior to intercourse
  • More than 60% of students believe that they can “tell by looking” if someone has a STI
  • 60% of women say they would have sex “anyway” even if their partner forgot a condom
  • 33% of men feel that women who dress sexy or use drugs are “asking for it”
  • 1 in 4 women report experiencing a rape or attempted rape while in college

“Smarter Sex Survey” BACCHUS Network
“Sexual Violence” National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

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