Deficits in young men's knowledge about accessing sexual and reproductive health services

Melina Bersamin, Deborah A. Fisher, Arik V. Marcell, Laura J. Finan

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Abstract

Objective: The current study aimed to examine (1) gender differences in college students' knowledge of sexual and reproductive health care (K-SRHC) service access points, and (2) the relationship between demographic and psychosocial factors and college students' overall K-SRHC service access points. Methods and Participants: Self-report online surveys were administered to 18- and 19-year-old college students from a northern California public university (N = 183; 39.9% men; 32.2% Latino). Results: Women reported higher overall K-SRHC service access point scores than men. Findings indicated that gender and family planning self-efficacy were the strongest correlates of K-SRHC service access points. Men with a regular source of health care had higher K-SRHC service access points than men without. Conclusions: Results suggest that college men need additional education about how to access sexual and reproductive health services to support their own and their partner's health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume65
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2017

Keywords

  • Gender
  • health care knowledge
  • men
  • sexual and reproductive health care access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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