University of Minnesota Ranked No. 1 Ivy League Most Sexually Healthy
Conference Majority of Students Polled Think Health Centers Need to Improve their
PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Trojan brand condoms today released their 2007 Sexual Health Report Card, the second annual ranking of sexual health resources at American colleges and universities. The study, conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces on behalf of Trojan, finds a lack of access to information and resources may prevent some students from being sexually healthy.
This year's report card arrives in the wake of Trojan's "Evolve" campaign (http://www.trojanevolve.com), a multimedia effort aimed at redefining the national dialogue on sexual health with an emphasis on responsible behavior and partners' respect for one another.
In total, 139 colleges and universities representing each state and major NCAA Division I athletic conference were reviewed. Placing first and second, the University of Minnesota and University of Wyoming demonstrated "well- evolved" sexual health programs and were the most sexually healthy schools according to the study. While Ohio State and the University of Florida may have recently triumphed in sports, the Trojan Report Card indicates their sexual health programs have room to improve, as OSU and UF ranked 26th and 43rd, respectively.
Researchers polled student health centers and reviewed their websites to assign a grade point average (GPA) for sexual health resources across 11 separate categories:
-- Sexual health awareness programs
-- Condom & contraception availability
-- HIV testing
-- Other Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing
-- Student health center hours of operation
-- Drop-in vs. appointment-based service
-- Navigability and usability of Web
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