Health Topics

Sexual Health

Healthy Relationships

Relationships in college are vital to maintaining personal wellness. During college, you will experience relationships with your roommates, professors, classmates, parents, yourself and of course with romantic partners. Keep your relationships healthy and long-lasting by devoting time and effort to them. Check out the links on the right for more information on maintaining healthy relationships.

Safer Sex

The choice to be sexually active is a personal one. Knowing your risk for STIs and pregnancy, using protection, and understanding the meaning of consent are related to your overall wellness and success in college. The Center for Student Well-Being provides sexual health resources for all students for free. Stop by the Wellness Center in MSC 1504 for free condoms, female condoms, dental dams, and lubricant.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are common in college students. One in two sexually active people will get an STI by the age of 25, and most won’t know it. Many STIs are asymptomatic, meaning they don’t show any symptoms. Getting annual STI and HIV testing is important to maintaining your general wellness in college. Check out the resources USF and the community have to offer.