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Sexual Health

If you choose to be sexually active, be smart. Stay healthy, be responsible, communicate with your partners and practice safer sex.

UHS' Peer Health Educators are students sharing what they know with others. Learn from them, or be one yourself!

Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), include the various infections spread through sexual contact involving the penis, vagina, mouth or anus. Some STIs are more communicable than others and some cannot be cured, but all can be transmitted even if a person has no detectable symptoms.

Contraception

Contraception is highly personal and no one method is right for everyone. Read more about your choices.

Emergency contraception can back up your birth control method.

Sexual health and GLBTQ people

Regardless of how you identify or who you have sex with, every sexual behavior carries with it some risk. Check out these resources or visit the Center for Health Promotion for information.

Sexual health products

Condoms and dental dams can help protect your sexual health. Both are available in many locations across campus, including the UHS Pharmacy, your RA, and at events and information tables sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion.

Learn more about using lubricants and spermicides.


About Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact without consent; it’s a crime of violence and control that can happen to anyone.

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program trains health care providers to provide quality care and forensic evidence collection to sexual assault survivors.

UHS is a designated SANE site, providing confidential, compassionate services for survivors of all gender identities.