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University of Texas scores A-plus for safe sex in new report

University of Texas scores A-plus for safe sex in new report

When the Longhorns play, they play it safe. That's according to the recent Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, on which the University of Texas at Austin ranks No. 5 out of 140 U.S. college campuses for safe sex.

The annual report card — a joint operation between Trojan Brand Condoms and Sperling's BestPlaces — takes into consideration factors such as availability of condoms and other contraceptives, access to medical services, and sexual assault resources to determine the quality of safe sex practices among students.

"Overall, UT Austin does so many things well in the area of sexual health advocacy. The university has a full slate of services for students, a great website full of information, and active peer groups of students talking to other students about smart and safe health practices," said researcher Bert Sperling of BestPlaces in a statement. "The UT Austin resources are truly a model for schools everywhere."

UT has consistently placed in top 10 over the past few years, up from No. 9 in 2015. The next highest ranking Lone Star school is Texas A&M University, No. 75, while the lowest scoring is Baylor University, No. 132.

Rounding out the top five on Trojan's list are University of Georgia, Oregon State University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and University of Oregon.