New project land granted on 9 July 2007 until 31 July 2008!

Welcome to SL-SexualHealth.org.uk! Yesterday (9-Jul-07) we heard the great news that our grant application to SLEducationUK.net was successful! They granted us a 1760 m2 land in Second Life (pictured below – SLurl), plus other in-world goodies and this Web site. The land is very nicely sized with a 402 prim quota, and we very much like its waterfront location.

The University of Plymouth team (in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, USA) will design and implement a sexual health education programme targeting young adults in Second Life that focuses on:

  • Prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s);
  • Prevention of unintended pregnancy;
  • Promotion of equitable sexual relationships;
  • Developing methods for systematic data gathering on users’sexual health concerns and response to programming in Mutli-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs); 
  • Identifying best practices for delivery of health education programmes in Second Life and other MUVEs; and
  • Developing recommendations for ways that MUVEs can contribute to comprehensive health education programmes that include multiple educational venues.

You can learn about our project in detail and what we are planning to do over the coming year by downloading and reading our winning proposal: A ‘Sexual Health’ Public Education and Outreach SIM in Second Life.

Maged N Kamel Boulos, Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, UK
Susan Toth-Cohen, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, USA

Our new presence in Second Life! Nothing built yet (10-Jul-07).
Our new presence in Second Life! Nothing built yet (10-Jul-07).

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2 Responses to “New project land granted on 9 July 2007 until 31 July 2008!”

  1. John Norris Says:

    Best of luck to you all…this is just the sort of thing that SL can do really well. The closest I’ve seen so far is the free condoms they were giving away at Health Info Island for the HIV/AIDS Programme!

    You can follow my SL Healthcare travels, at http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/Default.aspx?Name=Knoh+Oh

    I’ll stop by occasionally, feel free to contact me about your project-

    Knoh Oh

    John Norris (RL)

  2. Andy Pulman Edublog » Blog Archive » Sexual Health In second Life Says:

    […] on A Sexual Health SIM in Second Life at the University of Plymouth project which has just been […]

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