School boozing leads to risky uni sex

NZ Herald Oct 8, 2010
An Otago University professor wants a crack down on students binge drinking while at high school, after a survey found it can lead to heavy drinking and “hazardous and unwanted” sex at universities. The survey, of 2548 undergraduate students at five New Zealand universities, found those who drank the most heavily were 10 times more likely to have unsafe, or unprotected, sex. Head of the Preventive and Social Medicine Department, which carried out the survey, Jennie Connor, said students who began drinking heavily while at high school, were likely to continue at university and participate in risky sex experiences, including unsafe sex or sex they regretted.