Sexual Responsibility Week
An annual event, Sexual Responsibility Week is typically observed in February or early March prior to Spring Break. During Sexual Responsibility Week, Health Promotion sponsors a variety of programs covering contraception, abstinence, talking to your partner, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships and more to help students make good choices surrounding their sexual health.
OraQuick HIV Testing
Health Promotion has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Health Division of HIV/STD Prevention to offer free OraQuick HIV tests to students. The test involves a simple swab of the mouth (no blood or needles!), and a result is ready in 20 minutes. To schedule a test, use the web scheduler found at www.mtsu.edu/healthservices or come to Health Services during regular operating hours.
Health Promotion offers a variety of condom brands for student use. Condoms are provided free of charge for individual students and are located in the Health Promotion office. To request a supply in bulk for a residence hall or student organization program, please contact Lisa Schrader at 615-494-8704 or Lisa.Schrader@mtsu.edu for information on availability and pricing.
Sex in the City Presentation
Health Promotion facilitates this presentation for classrooms and student groups to educate audience members on the patterns of sexual behavior exhibited by college students, the health risks involved with sexual activity, and how to protect oneself from infection or pregnancy. The presentation is highly interactive and lasts approximately 60 minutes. For information on scheduling Sex in the City, contact Lisa Schrader at 615-494-8704 or Lisa.Schrader@mtsu.edu .
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*Data presented are from the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment conducted Spring 2010 which included 745 MTSU students. A full report of all participating post-secondary institutions is available at www.acha-ncha.org .
- 76.8% of MTSU students had one or fewer sexual partner in the 12 months prior to completing the survey
- 24.5% of MTSU students were abstinent in the 12 months prior to completing the survey
- 57.4% of MTSU students used a contraceptive method the last time they had vaginal intercourse
- 53.1% of MTSU students who reported using a contraceptive method used birth control pills
- 58.5% of MTSU students who reported using a contraceptive method used male condoms
- 57.1% of female MTSU students had a routine gynecological exam in the 12 months prior to completing the survey
- 31.6% of MTSU students reported ever being tested for HIV
- 11.5% of MTSU students reported their academics were negatively affected by relationship difficulties
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