Student led health promotion
Students create a booklet to promote sexual health among their peers
Last year Sexpression produced a booklet of information on sexual health for new students at University College London. Sexpression is a UK society that trains medical students to teach sex and relationships education in local schools. The scheme considers contraception; tackling homophobia and alcohol and drug misuse; and personal safety. Its success relies on pupils being taught by people close to their age in a non-judgmental, open manner.
Our target audience was students aged at least 18, starting University College London in September 2008. The booklet is for students who were already sexually active, students thinking about becoming active, and students who were not. We wanted to answer common questions we had encountered, such as how to put on a condom correctly and what to expect at a sexual health check-up and to debunk some common myths in sexual health.
We thought the following four areas were important.