What is Sexual Health?
According to the World Health Organization, sexual health is “…a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.” (WHO, 2006a)
The mission of the Sexual Health Unit and the SHARE peer education program is to encourage sexual health and wellness by providing education, support, resources, and collaborative programming for the campus community. Our goal is to empower students to make informed decisions regarding their sexual wellbeing and to encourage a responsible and respectful foundation upon which they can successfully build throughout their adult lives. We strive to be inclusive of the infinite ways that folks choose to use, express, and identify their sexual selves. Providing dynamic sexual wellness resources enhances the resiliency and health of our community, which increases opportunities for students’ academic and personal success.
Please explore the sexual health links in the menu to the right.
Want to stay up-to-date on sexual health programs, workshops and events on and off campus?
Did you know… there are trained peer educators available to come and speak with your group, hall, floor, club, class, etc. about Sexual Health?
The SHARE (Sexual Health And Reproductive Education) peer education group will provide a fun, interactive, informative presentation for your group (minimum 10 people) FREE OF CHARGE! They will also provide free condoms, lube, dental dams and insertive condoms (FC2), abstinence kits, safer sex kits, as well as brochures and other educational materials.
If you’d like to submit a request for a presentation, click here to submit your request. You will need to submit your request a minimum of two weeks prior to your desired presentation date.
Do you still have sexual health related questions?
Please explore the sexual health links in the menu to the right, check out our FAQs created for students by SHARE students, or email Jenna Beckwith Messman
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