Sexual knowledge, contraception and accessing contraceptive methods among university students

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/596975
Title:
Sexual knowledge, contraception and accessing contraceptive methods among university students
Authors:
Turnbull, T. (Triece); van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 ) ; van Wersch, A. (Anna)
Affiliation:
Teesside University, Social Futures Institute.
Citation:
Turnbull, T., van Schaik, P. & van Wersch, A. (2016). Sexual knowledge, contraception and assessing contraceptive methods among university students. Health Psychology Update, 25(1), 13-19.
Publisher:
British Psychological Society
Journal:
Health Psychology Update
Issue Date:
25-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/596975
Additional Links:
http://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publication-by-series/health-psychology-update/health-psychology-update-vol-25-no-1-spring-2016.html
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to examine the sex education received by British university students’ and their perceptions of sex education received as well as their knowledge of contraception and accessing contraceptive methods. Design/methodology/approach A survey questionnaire was constructed and completed by 128 university students from the north-east of England. Findings The findings revealed that the majority of respondents reported to not having received good sex education at school even though they reported having knowledge of contraception and how to access it. The majority of respondents were unsure about the types of contraception to use and where to get sexual-health advice. Originality/Value Recommendations are made on interventions that could increase the uptake of contraceptive services among university students, which is an area where there is lack of research.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
sex education; knowledge; contraception; university students
ISSN:
0954-2027
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) after 6 month embargo from publication. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 23/02/2016]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTurnbull, T. (Triece)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-23T12:01:40Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-23T12:01:40Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-25en
dc.identifier.citationHealth Psychology Update; 25(1): 13-19en
dc.identifier.issn0954-2027en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/596975en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to examine the sex education received by British university students’ and their perceptions of sex education received as well as their knowledge of contraception and accessing contraceptive methods. Design/methodology/approach A survey questionnaire was constructed and completed by 128 university students from the north-east of England. Findings The findings revealed that the majority of respondents reported to not having received good sex education at school even though they reported having knowledge of contraception and how to access it. The majority of respondents were unsure about the types of contraception to use and where to get sexual-health advice. Originality/Value Recommendations are made on interventions that could increase the uptake of contraceptive services among university students, which is an area where there is lack of research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Psychological Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publication-by-series/health-psychology-update/health-psychology-update-vol-25-no-1-spring-2016.htmlen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) after 6 month embargo from publication. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 23/02/2016]en
dc.subjectsex educationen
dc.subjectknowledgeen
dc.subjectcontraceptionen
dc.subjectuniversity studentsen
dc.titleSexual knowledge, contraception and accessing contraceptive methods among university studentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University, Social Futures Institute.en
dc.identifier.journalHealth Psychology Updateen
or.citation.harvardTurnbull, T., van Schaik, P. & van Wersch, A. (2016). Sexual knowledge, contraception and assessing contraceptive methods among university students. Health Psychology Update, 25(1), 13-19.en
dc.embargo6 monthsen
dc.date.accepted2015-12-15en
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