It’s that time again, when university students filter back into the HRM and fill the streets with rucksack heavy bodies and iPod-laden heads. College is an important time in the lives of our young women, so Health News Digest is offering their advice for female students this year.
In particular, women need to understand the dangers involved in binge-drinking and the unique health risks that may be posed, including: date rape, unwanted pregnancies and unprotected sexual encounters. According to numerous studies, over 90% of date rapes on college campuses involve the use of alcohol.
“New freedom may mean that [students] end up engaging in behaviors that pose significant health risks,” says Diaz, “having sex, using drugs or alcohol, or maybe just getting too little sleep, eating too much junk food, or otherwise neglecting areas of [their] health [their] parents previously made sure [they] took care of. The consequences of these risky behaviors can potentially cause problems for the rest of [their] lives.”
Now, the phrasing isn’t perfect, but I like the general message. Think before you act.by