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Ohio: Safe Sex Part of Spring-Break Safety

March 27, 2006

At a recent safety presentation at Kent State University's Student Center Ballroom, 448 students, all sorority and fraternity members, received tips for having a fun but responsible spring break. The presentation was organized by the university's Office of Health Promotion, the Women's Resource Center at Kent and Townhall II, a counseling center.

Students received "Healthy Hookup Kits" that included condoms and advice on avoiding alcohol-related problems, such as sexual assault. Danielle Keckley, the risk management chairperson for the Pan-Hellenic Council, said the presentation discussed "everything that could go wrong," including date rape. Avoid going to parties alone and let friends and family know of your itinerary, students were told.

"We all know that people drink on spring break, and we all know that they have sex on spring break," said Hilda Pettit, coordinator of the women's center, which distributes about 1,000 condoms a year at different events. "It's our goal to keep them safe and healthy."

According to a spokesperson for the American College Health Association, various campuses across the nation included condoms in spring-break safety kits.

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Adapted from:
Akron Beacon Journal
03.24.06; Mary Kay Quinn

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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