These are the unis having the most unprotected sex
The Tab's Sexual Health Survey had over 6,400 responses from students nationwide. As a result, we've been able to shed some light on how ‘safe’ sex at uni really is.
41 per cent of our student respondents haven't been checked for an STI before and only 10 per cent have told their partners they had an STI. Here's a full breakdown of sexual health across UK campuses.
Across all our respondents, 47 per cent claimed they don't use condoms, meaning nearly half of students are at risk of STIs.
UWE proved to be one of the worst offenders, with 66 per cent not using condoms, followed by 58 per cent of Trent students doing the same. However, 73 per cent of UCL students and 64 per cent of King's students use condoms regularly. See the full breakdown of the results below.
Across all survey respondents, only 18 per cent said they'd never had unprotected sex.
When asked if they'd had unprotected sex in the past seven days, Oxford were the worst with 50 per cent of students saying yes. As well as this, 44 per cent of both Belfast students and UWE students confessed to doing the same.
Meanwhile, 42 per cent of Warwick students, 32 per cent of York students, and around 30 per cent of both King's and UCL students claimed they'd never had unprotected sex. See a full breakdown of the results below.
STIs per uni
Unsurprisingly, there's still a problem with STIs on campus. Our results reflect the percentage of students who confessed to having one of the following STIs: chlamydia, genital warts, herpes, gonorrhea, hepatitis, human papillomavirus, syphilis and crabs.
Chlamydia proved to be the most common disease at Trent with 71 per cent of students claiming they’d had it, along with 64 per cent of Cardiff students, 62.5 per cent of Exeter students and 55 per cent of Leeds students.
The second most common disease was genital warts, with Nottingham and Sheffield giving the highest percentage of cases. See a full breakdown of the results by uni below.
Here's how to get checked without the stress
with NHS GP at hand
If you're worried about your sexual health, don't hesitate. The sooner you get checked the better protected you'll be.
GP at hand is a new NHS service that allows you to see an NHS GP in minutes on your phone, for free, 24/7. NHS prescriptions can be sent to a pharmacy of your choice and if you need to see a doctor face to face you can choose from any of their GP clinic locations.
The service is currently available in London with more cities to follow soon.