By January 22, 2015 Read More →

WVU student leaders seek easier condom access

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — During the weekly meeting held by the West Virginia University Student Government Association, a resolution was passed to increase the accessibility of condoms to the student body, along with passing grants to the Master of Business Administration program and the African Student Association.

Governor Michael Ibekwe gave a presentation during the meeting explaining the necessity for an effective way of distributing condoms to students on campus.

 Ibekwe, citing an opinion article published by the The Daily Athenaeum, stressed that the student population is heavily in favor of condoms being readily available on campus.

“Students know that they want this and they know that they need this,” Ibekwe said.

During Ibekwe’s presentation, several statistics were given showing the need for a steady availability of protection. Only 54 percent of students are using condoms regularly during sexual intercourse, and one in four college students has a sexually transmitted infection.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 76 percent of the cases of chlamydia, and 59 percent of all of the gonorrhea cases in the state of West Virginia during 2012 were from people between the ages of 15-24.

“We want to make this (condoms) accessible, affordable and discreet,” Ibekwe said.

This decision passed by SGA will ensure that condom dispensers are placed in convenient locations around campus…

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