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ERIC Number: EJ1179028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
The State of Sexual Health Services at U.S. Colleges and Universities
Habel, Melissa A.; Coor, Alexandra; Beltran, Oscar; Becasen, Jeffrey; Pearson, William S.; Dittus, Patricia
Journal of American College Health, v66 n4 p259-268 2018
Objective: To describe the array of sexual health care services provided at US colleges and universities. Participants: During 2014-2015, 885 colleges were surveyed about their provision of sexual health services. Methods: 55% of colleges responded. Data were weighted and stratified by minority-serving institutions (MSIs), 2-year and 4-year institutions. Results: 70.6% of colleges reported having a health center (HC), of which 73.0% offered STI diagnosis/treatment (4 years vs. 2 years; 77.9% vs. 53.1%) and contraceptive services (70.1% vs. 46.4%), all p < 0.001. HCs less frequently offered LARC (19.7%), express STI testing (24.4%) and self-collection (31.4%). Condoms were available on 66.8% of campuses. HPV vaccination was available at more 4-year colleges (73.7% vs. 48.5%, p < 0.003) and non-MSIs (74.4% vs. 58.5, p = 0.019). Regarding MSM-targeted services, 54.6% offered pharyngeal and 51.8% rectal STI testing. Conclusions: 2-year colleges may require additional support with providing sexual health care. Improvements could entail increasing express testing, extra-genital STI testing, and LARC.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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