Project explores how gender, income of students impact college contraception information
SF State researchers created a new software tool for evaluating health content on universities’ health center websites.
The pandemic — and the lockdowns and social distancing that came with it — made access to online health resources vitally important for students. But whether or not students could count on their colleges’ health center websites to provide information on reproductive health resources and contraception seems to vary depending on factors that have nothing to do with COVID-19. A recent study from San Francisco State University researchers indicates that demographic factors — including a campus’ gender breakdown and the percentage of low-income students — are associated with what information is available.