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Posted on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 3:28 p.m.

Trojan: University of Michigan No. 6 sexually healthy campus in America

By Kellie Woodhouse


University of Michigan ranked among the top schools for sexual health.

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One of America's top condom companies has ranked University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus among the top ten schools for sexual health.

U-M came in sixth on Trojan's 2011 national report card for sexually healthy universities. The campus ranked fourth in 2010.

Here's 2011's top ten campuses for sexual health, as ranked by Trojan:

  • 1. Columbia University in the City of New York
  • 2. University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
  • 3. Princeton University
  • 4. Brown University
  • 5. Oregon State University
  • 6. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • 7. Colorado State University
  • 8. University of Florida
  • 9. University of Iowa
  • 10. University of South Carolina-Columbia

Trojan, jointly with Sperling's BestPlaces, puts out the list every year. The group looks at function and student opinion of the university health center, sexual health awareness programs on campus, on-site contraception and STD testing and cost availability and advice and outreach programs, among other things.

Learn more about methodology.

Kellie Woodhouse covers higher education for Reach her at or 734-623-4602 and follow her on twitter.



Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 7:59 p.m.

TROJAN COMPANY IS A PEDDLER : It is unfortunate to note that has chosen to share this story with its readers. Trojan Company peddles small articles such as condoms. It is using this ranking system as a marketing tool to get public attention to the trifles that it is peddling. It wants to generate gossip and not any serious discussion about human sexuality. The term 'sexual health' comes into use in the context of human interactions between two or more individuals. If the fear of causing an unwanted pregnancy or that of contacting a sexually transmitted disease is the primary reason for using protective device like condom, we have to discuss the basis for this sense of fear that characterizes the human interaction. Hence, I have to ask readers to give attention to the issue of formulating relationships on the basis of mutual trust, respect, and commitment. When these conditions are satisfied, people can engage in sexual intercourse without a sense of fear.


Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 7:32 p.m.

What is Sexual Health??? I am sorry for my previous post on this story and the comment has been deleted. If I have offended any person with that statement, I have to apologize for the same. However, the subject matter of this story demands an explanation about the concept of sexual health. Sexual relationships cannot be defined by issues like pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. Pregnancy and prevention of pregnancy is not a issue at all. Most people who support the gay and lesbian rights tend to agree that sex is about emotional relationships. To the same extent, it is not about prevention of AIDS. Sex is about finding satisfaction and happiness in human relationships and it is not about condoms and lubricants even if they are used for other reasons.


Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 3:38 a.m.

2011 was almost a year ago....but thanks for the "news".

Albert Howard

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 12:29 a.m.

printing anything for attention these days


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:40 p.m.

Bottom 10 (I am not making this up!) ... Bottom Ten Schools in Sexual Health: 132. Baylor University 133. St. John's University-New York 134. New Mexico State University-Main Campus 135. Providence College 136. Troy State University-Main Campus 137. Seton Hall University 138. Chicago State University 139. U.S. Air Force Academy 140. Brigham Young University 141. DePaul University

a2 Brute?

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 11:09 p.m.

your point?


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:22 p.m.

Well, that's the Michigan difference!!


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:16 p.m.

With so many nerds at UM it is a good bet there isn't a whole lot of that = "safe".


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 11:53 p.m.

I heard the libary is a happening place on Saturday night.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:06 p.m.

Because that is why you come...err, go to college.

Angry Moderate

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:05 p.m.

So the methodology doesn't consider the rate of HIV infections, other STDs, or unplanned pregnancies at the school. It seems strange to rank the sexual health of campuses without even looking at the rate of preventable sexual health problems--but that just might put BYU too close to the top of the list. This is like ranking the safest campuses by how many police officers they have instead of by how many crimes occur.

Angry Moderate

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:55 p.m.

Do you think that a for-profit condom company that wants to sell more condoms to schools would put forth an honest report about sexual health at a school that doesn't promote condoms? Or would they fiddle with the ranking methodology make sure that such a school gets a bad ranking?


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:43 p.m.

Do you think BYU would put forth an honest report on such things?


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:09 p.m.

Yes, nice point. Since prevention and treatment programs tend to arise where there is need (high rates of sexually transmitted disease, etc.), one might argue that a university's high rating using this methodology indicates a very unhealthy sexual environment.

Dog Guy

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

So how is the health of U of M students rated by Brown-Forman, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. and the MedellĂ­n Cartel?


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:26 p.m.

Can't get more prudish than that comment!


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 9:53 p.m.

For some reason when I saw "Trojan" in the headline the condom company didn't come to mind. I was kind of confused when I saw it so I read the article and now I'm even more confused as to why this is considered news. I must be getting old.


Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 7:12 p.m.

WalkingJoe, me too. anything for a story I guess.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 9:51 p.m.

The bottom ten schools might be of considerable interest for a select few readers.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:24 p.m.

If your monogamous, supposedly, you don't need them.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 9:48 p.m.

Can you use your Bridge card to buy Trojan's


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 9:20 p.m.

Is there a manufacturer of chastity belts that releases a list of most sexually repressive campuses? Brigham Young might fare better on that one.

a2 Brute?

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 11:04 p.m.

There is necessity to define "sexually repressive". Brigham Young had 55 wives.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:51 p.m.

Pick a fight? No. How many wives can a morman have? Are they really sexually oppressed?


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:42 p.m.

Sure you want to pick that fight, citizen? The prudish, chastity belt loving schools fall on your conservative side of the ledger, not my leftist one.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 9:25 p.m.

Experience talking?


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

I feel