Kathryn Jean Lopez: How are America’s college students “unprotected”?
Dr. Grossman: …Our universities and health organizations have yet to declare war on the hook-up culture, and some campuses actually promote and glorify it. I suggest parents log on to Columbia University’s goaskalice.com for a sense of how some schools normalize risky behaviors. This is especially hazardous for a young woman, who may feel pressure to fit in. The university and health organizations advise her to limit her partners, use condoms, and get tested frequently for STDs. In doing so, they say, she’ll be “safe,” or at least “safer.”