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University asked students how many times they had sex in the last 3 months

A US university has apologised after requiring students to detail their sexual history before allowing them to register for classes.

The University of Southern California distributed a mandatory online survey to students asking them to tally and disclose the number of sexual partners which they had been with over the previous three months.

One question asked the students: “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months?”

“With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months?”

The email in which the survey was distributed told students that completion was mandatory in order for students to sign up for classes. 

It said: “To help create a safe environment for you and other students, you must complete an online course… This course is mandatory, and you must complete it by February 9.

“If you do not complete the training by this date you will receive a registration hold until the training is complete. Completing this course is a critical step in our efforts to educate our entire community about student rights, USC’s policies, and resources available on campus.”