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Sexual Health

What is Sexual Health?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sexual health as a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Sexuality includes physical, ethical, social, spiritual, psychological, and emotional dimensions and is a natural, healthy part of being human. 


The Student Health Center provides education about and access to a wide variety of contraceptive methods. Students can make an appointment to meet with a doctor or nurse practitioner, to discuss contraceptive methods, and to get a prescription, if necessary, for their contraceptive choice. When it comes to contraception it is helpful to use both a barrier method and hormonal contraception to help prevent both STIs and pregnancy. Visit our Safer Sex Station on the first floor of the Student Health Center to have access to free safer sex supplies or place an individual order through the Individual Order Request 

The Student Health Center provides the following

  • Consultations to address any sexual health concerns
  • Gynecological services
    • Pap smear
    • Contraception management
  • STI screening and prevention
    • STI testing and treatment/management
    • PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
    • Free HIV testing clinics hosted monthly at the SHC with Carolinas Care Partnership
  • Nurse Clinic services
    • Pregnancy testing
    • Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) contraceptive injections
  • Pharmacy services
    • Emergency contraceptives available OTC
    • Full-service pharmacy available to fill STI treatment medications and contraceptives
    • Pharmacists available to answer your contraceptive questions as well as other medication needs

The Center for Wellness Promotion provides the following

  • The Safer Sex Station, located on the Upper Level of the Student Health Center across from the Pharmacy, provides a wide range of fee safer sex supplies for students.   Any student organization or department requesting Safer Sex Supplies in a large quantity should contact the Center for Wellness Promotion.  
  • Free confidential HIV Testing 
  • Educational workshops and trainings on sexual and reproductive health and healthy relationships.