Original Research - Special Collection: Sexual Health

Perceptions of clients on awareness and the geographical location of a South African university sexual health clinic

Rukshana Adams, Mariana M. Van Der Heever, Anneleen Damons
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 9, No 1 | a1350 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v9i1.1350 | © 2017 Rukshana Adams, Mariana M. Van Der Heever, Anneleen Damons | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 October 2016 | Published: 27 September 2017

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Rukshana Adams, Campus Health Service, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Mariana M. Van Der Heever, Division of Nursing, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Anneleen Damons, Division of Nursing, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


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Abstract

Background: The Campus Health Service at Stellenbosch University has a sub-division, a sexual health clinic, which provides sexual health services. The clients of the sexual health clinic consist of staff members and students.
Aim: This article reports on the perceptions of clients that relate to awareness and the geographical location of the clinic.
Setting: The Campus Health Service at Stellenbosch University’s main campus.Method: A descriptive qualitative approach was applied utilising in-depth interviews. A sample of n = 15 was drawn through purposive sampling and data saturation was achieved with the sample.
Results: The following themes emerged from the data: location of the clinic, awareness of sexual health services and marketing and advertising.
Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed that accessibility of the clinic is influenced by the geographical location of the clinic and that marketing and awareness of services require attention.

Keywords

awareness; location; perceptions; sexual health; staff; students

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