Event Title

College Students' Resource Choices for STI and Pregnancy Prevention

Location

CSU 253

Start Date

18-4-2016 11:05 AM

End Date

18-4-2016 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Gender and Women's Studies

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Shannon Miller

Mentor's Department

Gender and Women's Studies

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

There are varying resources for college students to find information about pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention. The purpose of this research study is to determine which resources college students use to access information about pregnancy and STI prevention. Three popular resources that offer this information are the internet, peers, and medical professionals. In this study, college students ages 18 to 24 complete a survey to determine how common each of these resources are and why they are the most commonly chosen resource. This study will help bridge gaps between these three resources by analyzing their levels of trustworthiness, confidentiality and convenience based on college student viewpoints. The aim of the research study is to highlight how student views may vary by race, gender, and sexuality. Suggestions for further research include surveying students in this age group who are not enrolled in college to understand the viewpoints of young people with different socioeconomic statuses.

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Apr 18th, 11:05 AM Apr 18th, 12:05 PM

College Students' Resource Choices for STI and Pregnancy Prevention

CSU 253

There are varying resources for college students to find information about pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention. The purpose of this research study is to determine which resources college students use to access information about pregnancy and STI prevention. Three popular resources that offer this information are the internet, peers, and medical professionals. In this study, college students ages 18 to 24 complete a survey to determine how common each of these resources are and why they are the most commonly chosen resource. This study will help bridge gaps between these three resources by analyzing their levels of trustworthiness, confidentiality and convenience based on college student viewpoints. The aim of the research study is to highlight how student views may vary by race, gender, and sexuality. Suggestions for further research include surveying students in this age group who are not enrolled in college to understand the viewpoints of young people with different socioeconomic statuses.

Recommended Citation

Daleiden, Shaina; Britta Higginbotham; Taylor Besse; and Crystal Burger. "College Students' Resource Choices for STI and Pregnancy Prevention." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-04/3