Sexual Health

Sexual health is a key component of overall health and involves all dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, social, etc.). Sexual health encompasses reproductive health, access to quality healthcare and comprehensive information, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, pleasure, intimacy, and much more.

 

  • Not all students are sexually active. In fact, 22% of UA students have never had oral, anal, or vaginal sex.1

  • Next to abstinence, condoms are the best protection against unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

  • If pregnancy is a possibility, there are many effective birth control methods available. 

  • Many STDs do not show signs or symptoms.  The only way to know your STD status is to get tested.

  • Everyone deserves their sexual boundaries to be respected, no matter what. Get consent for every act every time. 

  • Open and honest communication is key when it comes to sexual activity (likes, dislikes, sexual history, desires, etc.).

CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES/RESOURCES

Campus Health assists UA students in making healthy, responsible decisions about their sexual behavior that are consistent with their own beliefs and values. Our programs educate students about sexual health from a risk reduction model.

If you have additional questions or concerns about sexual health, please contact one of our sexual health educators at (520) 621-4967.

Birth Control Methods: With all the different methods available, this guide provides useful information to help you and your partner consider pregnancy prevention options.

Oral Contraceptive Information: An in-depth look at birth control pills.

Using Condoms: How do you use a condom?  What are the different types?  Where should I store condoms?

Unplanned Pregnancy

At CAPS, enrolled students can receive mental health care, including self-paced self-help, short-term counseling, short-term psychiatry, groups, and workshops.

Stop by and pick up free condoms (internal and external), lube, gloves, and other sexual health products, resources, and information.

When: Fridays, 12-2pm (during the Fall & Spring semesters)

Where: Outside of Campus Health

 

LGBTQ+ Health

STD Testing & Treatment 

Counseling & Psych Services 

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Gender Spectrum Support Group

HPV Vaccine - It is given as a 3-shot series, over a 6-month period. This is a considered a lifetime vaccination which protects against the human papillomaviruses that cause most cervical cancers, anal cancer, and genital warts

Pap tests, annual exams, birth control consults, & more

LGBTQ+ Health

STD Testing & Treatment 

HPV Vaccine - It is given as a 3-shot series, over a 6-month period. This is a considered a lifetime vaccination which protects against the human papillomaviruses that cause most cervical cancers, anal cancer, and genital warts

Oasis Sexual Assault and Trauma Services provides advocacy, support, and outreach to UA students, staff, and faculty of all genders who are impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Oasis also offers counseling services for Arizona students and can help direct faculty and other UA staff to off-campus resources if needed.

Our pharmacy carries a variety of sexual health products, including: 

  • Condoms (variety of brands, non-latex available)
    • Sold in 6-packs to 100-packs
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Emergency contraception 
  • Lubricant 
  • Birth control (prescription only)

Call (520) 621-6516 for updated prices. 

 

STD Testing & Treatment at Campus Health

STD Testing Brochure - The information provided in this brochure is for educational purposes only. Please do not use this information to diagnose yourself. If you have further questions or concerns about this topic or any others, call (520) 621-4967, contact a Campus Health provider, or make an appointment by calling (520) 621-9202.

The SexTalk Q&A Column: Answers To Your Questions About Sex And Relationships is written by Lee Ann Hamilton, MA, CHES, David Salafsky, DrPH, MPH, and Carrie Johnson, MEd, CHES, health educators at Campus Health.

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WE GOT THE FACTS FROM YOU

1 2020 Health & Wellness Survey

22% of UA students have never had oral, anal, or vaginal sex.  

73% of UA students have had vaginal intercourse.

24% of UA students have had anal intercourse

75% of UA students have had oral intercourse.

Of those who have been sexually active this school year, 56% had one vaginal/anal sexual partner during the school year.

60% of UA students know they can get STD testing at Campus Health.

 

 

 

RESOURCES