Emma Schlegel

Qualitative Study

Emma Schlegel

College of Nursing


Advisor: Laureen Smith


An exploration of emerging adult women’s sexual and reproductive health knowledge, decisions, and beliefs




Emerging adult women have the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections. Despite this, little is known about the processes women use to maintain sexual reproductive health (SRH) and prevent illness. The intended study will use interviews and focus groups and grounded theory methodology to explore emerging adult women’s SRH decisions.