2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Truman Women's Reproductive Health
Meghan E. Doherty
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor

College age women have a unique set of health concerns as they assume responsibility for their own health, and often become sexually active. This survey of Truman female students, primarily between the ages of 18 and 23, sought to identify their reproductive health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Survey topics included breast self-exams, gynecological exams, contraception usage, date/acquaintance rape, and sexually transmitted infections. A pilot test was completed with 19 Truman students 21-23 years old to refine the survey and improve question clarity and item response choices. Information gathered from survey results will be shared with the University Student Health Center and the Health Science Program to identify the reproductive health services and education needed at Truman State University.

Keywords: reproductive health, breast self-exams, contraception usage, date rape, college age women

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 34-1
Location: VH 1000
Time: 1:15

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