Study finds 10% of university students have contracted STI

University of Limerick.

One in ten of Ireland's university students has contracted an STI.

A survey of nearly 420 University of Limerick students shows 60% of those were reluctant to attend their college health clinic about their concerns.

It also reveals 40% believe STI's do not pose long-term health effects.

Researchers from the Medical School at the university are expressing concern that 3% of those questioned believe it is impossible for a woman to get pregnant the first time she has sex.

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