Presentation Title

Do you Use Condoms?

Location

Guzman 111, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 4:40 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Patti Culross, MD, MPH, Brett Bayles, PhD, MPH, and Michaela George, PhD, MPH

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

The CDC reports thatpersonsages 15 to 24 are at a higher riskforcontracting a sexually transmitted disease (CDC, 2017). Part of the reason for this is their reluctance to use condoms (Ross, 1992). Studies also show that one reason students fail to routinely use condoms is the lack of convenient availability (Coor et al., 2018). In an interview with Susanna McKeough, a nurse practitioner who works in the Dominican University of California Health center, she stated that this particular health center supplies over 1,000 free condoms per year for students. Ms. McKeough also spoke of students requesting additional condom availability in university common areas. Free distribution of condoms in student accessible areas may possibly assist in the changing social norms for this form of contraception and STI prevention. My study revolved around the question: If there was free condom distribution in more available settings, would that result in the increased uptake and usage of condoms by students ages 18 to 25 at Dominican University of California?

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Do you Use Condoms?

Guzman 111, Dominican University of California

The CDC reports thatpersonsages 15 to 24 are at a higher riskforcontracting a sexually transmitted disease (CDC, 2017). Part of the reason for this is their reluctance to use condoms (Ross, 1992). Studies also show that one reason students fail to routinely use condoms is the lack of convenient availability (Coor et al., 2018). In an interview with Susanna McKeough, a nurse practitioner who works in the Dominican University of California Health center, she stated that this particular health center supplies over 1,000 free condoms per year for students. Ms. McKeough also spoke of students requesting additional condom availability in university common areas. Free distribution of condoms in student accessible areas may possibly assist in the changing social norms for this form of contraception and STI prevention. My study revolved around the question: If there was free condom distribution in more available settings, would that result in the increased uptake and usage of condoms by students ages 18 to 25 at Dominican University of California?