Advisor(s)

Natalie DiPietro Mager, PhD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
n-dipietro@onu.edu

Document Type

Conference Proceedings

Location

ONU McIntosh Center; Dean's Heritage Room

Start Date

22-4-2022 1:00 PM

End Date

22-4-2022 2:00 PM

Abstract

Background: It is important for college students to understand sexual health to prevent sexually transmitted infections, help to plan future pregnancies, and support overall well-being. The American College Health Association (ACHA) has released guidelines titled “Best Practices for Sexual Health Promotion and Clinical Care in College Health Settings” as guidance for universities and services to provide. However, it is not known what students at Ohio Northern University know about sexual health and whether they are aware of or desire helpful/useful sources on campus to improve knowledge and ensure the best outcomes.

Methods: A 10-question survey was developed and designed based on the guidelines from the ACHA best practices. Students completed the survey anonymously on paper forms. Answers to questions will be entered into an Excel document stored on a password-protected computer. Descriptive and analytical statistics will be performed.

Results: Research is currently in progress, with data analyzed in time for the conference. Preliminary data suggests there is a large disparity between male and female knowledge of campus tools and acknowledgment of safety.

Conclusion: Research still in progress; however, it is anticipated that these findings will inform future efforts to enhance campus resources and students’ knowledge of sexual health.

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Apr 22nd, 1:00 PM Apr 22nd, 2:00 PM

Assessing ONU Students Perspective On Sexual Health

ONU McIntosh Center; Dean's Heritage Room

Background: It is important for college students to understand sexual health to prevent sexually transmitted infections, help to plan future pregnancies, and support overall well-being. The American College Health Association (ACHA) has released guidelines titled “Best Practices for Sexual Health Promotion and Clinical Care in College Health Settings” as guidance for universities and services to provide. However, it is not known what students at Ohio Northern University know about sexual health and whether they are aware of or desire helpful/useful sources on campus to improve knowledge and ensure the best outcomes.

Methods: A 10-question survey was developed and designed based on the guidelines from the ACHA best practices. Students completed the survey anonymously on paper forms. Answers to questions will be entered into an Excel document stored on a password-protected computer. Descriptive and analytical statistics will be performed.

Results: Research is currently in progress, with data analyzed in time for the conference. Preliminary data suggests there is a large disparity between male and female knowledge of campus tools and acknowledgment of safety.

Conclusion: Research still in progress; however, it is anticipated that these findings will inform future efforts to enhance campus resources and students’ knowledge of sexual health.