Responding to diversity: meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of international students

With rapid growth in Victoria’s international student (IS) population, service providers have registered alarm about unplanned pregnancy in heterosexual students and HIV infection in same-sex attracted international students.

We argue these outcomes are the end result of unmet need for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education in the IS population. IS receive little or no SRH education in their countries of origin and upon arrival in Australia.

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