PARTICIPATE IN OUR STUDY
Thank you for your interest and willingness to participate in this research study! Currently, we are recruiting for In-Depth Interviews.
This research is led by two Student Research Interns at UCSD, Brittnie Bloom (a PhD student in public health) and Christine Wenzel (an Eleanor Roosevelt College undergraduate scholar studying global health) and their advisor, Jennifer Wagman, MHS, PhD. With help from undergraduates Atreyi Mitra (UCLA) and Vidhisha Mahesh (UCSB), we work to better understand how pre-college sex education might impact health outcomes while in college. Our work is currently being supported by the UC Global Health Institute’s Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise and the Western Region Public Health Training Center Internship Fund.
We are a small group with a lot of passion! Our team cares deeply about exploring protective factors against sexual assault, which includes sex education.
We aim to conduct 60 in-depth interviews (20 per campus). If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to us at TalkAboutSexEd@gmail.com.
Thank you to those who were willing to participate in this research study! Recently, we finished conducting Focus Group Discussions and an Online Survey.
Focus Group Discussions
We conducted Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and factors surrounding promotion of sexual health and the prevention of sexual assault, sexual harassment and dating violence on three University of California campuses: UC Los Angeles; UC San Diego; and UC Santa Barbara. Each FGD was completed in a central location on campus and lasted 1-2 hours. All FGD participants were compensated $25 and snacks were provided for their time.
We assessed cultures of consents at the UC using on Online Survey. We recruited students at UCLA, UCSB and UCSD, to learn about their opinions regarding relationships, sex, and consent. They responded to a 15 minute, confidential survey, and told us what they thought. All participants received a $5 Amazon gift card.