Faculty Mentor

Angela Docherty

Date

2020-05-28

Abstract

Background: The majority of college students are sexually active, but nearly half are not using safer sex practices, such as consistent condom use. These un-safe practices potentially lead to unintended pregnancies and can increase rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and long-term sequelae thereof. Purpose: This project aims to apply the Spectrum of Prevention model to develop a proposed project for a Personal Sexual Health Kit Online Ordering System at Western Oregon University (WOU). Methods: Informed by a review of the literature related to STI prevention on college campuses, and discussion with national leaders in this field, we developed an intervention that uses the Spectrum of Prevention as a framework to support the implementation of a Personal Sexual Health Kit Online Ordering System. Outcomes: The developed intervention can be implemented on the WOU campus and can be used as a model for other universities seeking to decrease stigma around sexuality and improve the health of their students. Implications: By addressing the Spectrum of Prevention, this project works at all levels to reduce stigma around sexuality and sexual health. In addition, we expect to see a reduction in STI rates among college students on campuses implementing this intervention.

Type

Poster

Department

Nursing

Rights

Western Oregon University Library has determined, as of 05/27/20, this item is in copyright, which is held by the author. Users may use the item in accordance with copyright limitations and exceptions, including fair use. For other uses, please ask permission from the authors, whose email addresses appear at the top of this page.

Rights Statement URL

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Share

COinS
 

Rights Statement

In Copyright

In Copyright. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).