Take control of your sexual health! Learn about the services and educational resources we offer to help keep students healthy.
- Abstinence is the only 100% proven effective way not to get an STI
- Condoms used consistently and correctly can protect against STIs
- Free condoms, dental dams, and lubricant can be obtained at the Health Center
- At the Health Center, we offer testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of STIs, usually a simple urine test is all that is needed
- People of all genders should consider getting the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Hepatitis B vaccines
- Women are recommended to have a Pap test at age 21
Depending on what type of sex you are having and with whom, pregnancy may also be a concern. Using birth control can decrease the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy.
At the Health Center, a number of birth control methods are available for TU students:
- Birth control pills
- Emergency Contraception (Plan B and Ella)
- Nuva Ring
- Depo-Provera shots
- Birth control education and counseling
- Use water based lubricants as oil based will break down rubber
- Hold rim of condom after intercourse so it does not slip off
- If put on backwards, throw it out! The condom could have pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) on the tip which could lead to pregnancy
- Check the expiration date
- Keep in cool, dry place
- Leave space at the tip
People have used birth control methods for thousands of years. Today, there are a variety of birth control methods that are safe, convenient, and effective. The key is finding the method that works best for you. A great place to start is to learn about each method, carefully evaluating its effectiveness, side effects, and method for proper use.
Only you can decide what is best for you. And we're here to help.