Perceptions of clients on awareness and the geographical location of a South African university sexual health clinic
CITATION: Adams, R., Van Der Heever, M.M. & Damons, A. 2017. Perceptions of clients on awareness and the geographical location of a South African university sexual health clinic. African Journal of Primary Health care & Family Medicine, 9(1): a1350, doi:org/10.4102/phcfm.v9i1.1350.
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Background: The Campus Health Service at Stellenbosch University has a sub-division, a sexual health clinic, which provides sexual health services. The clients of the sexual health clinic consist of staff members and students. Aim: This article reports on the perceptions of clients that relate to awareness and the geographical location of the clinic. Setting: The Campus Health Service at Stellenbosch University’s main campus. Method: A descriptive qualitative approach was applied utilising in-depth interviews. A sample of n = 15 was drawn through purposive sampling and data saturation was achieved with the sample. Results: The following themes emerged from the data: location of the clinic, awareness of sexual health services and marketing and advertising. Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed that accessibility of the clinic is influenced by the geographical location of the clinic and that marketing and awareness of services require attention.