Relationships and sexual health promotion project for QUT international students

Baek, Youngnam, Akbar, Heena, & Baguley, Graeme (2012) Relationships and sexual health promotion project for QUT international students. In 23rd ISANA International Education Association Conference Proceedings, ISANA International Education Association Inc, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

International students may experience a variety of sexual health problems which include unplanned pregnancies, abortions and sexually transmitted diseases. These are often because of limited knowledge of sexual health matters and lack of sexual health education and/or access to health services in their home country. A study was undertaken to identify the concerns of international students and how to provide culturally appropriate promotion of sexual health for international students at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The project included consultations with stakeholders, interviews with key informants, an online survey and focus group discussions with international students. The project found that sexual health is a concern for international students, particularly in developing relationships and when becoming sexually active in Australia, and there is a perceived lack of access to health services and insufficient knowledge on sexual health matters. Preferred methods of dissemination of sexual health information included use of student mentors, web-based online resources, brochures and confidential on-line advice.

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ID Code: 55039
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: international students, HERN, Sexual health, a culturally appropriate approach
ISBN: 9780975718070
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2013 02:54
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:04

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