Sexual Health

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The World Health Organization defines sexual health as “a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It 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.” Here at Owls Care, we encourage you to make sexually responsible decisions that are in line with your own beliefs and values.

Some students choose to abstain from sexual activity. Some choose to engage in safer sex practices such as condom use to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy.

Whatever you choose to do, we’re here to support you. Owls Care provides you with many resources to help you make sexually responsible decisions!

Request a Presentation/Workshop

Owls Care offers two staff-led sexual health workshops. Workshops can be catered for a specific audience by request. Please the button below to request a healthy eating presentation or workshop for your class or student group.

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One-on-One Consultation

If you’ve got questions and wish to speak with one of our professional staff members, then why not schedule a one-on-one consultation? These individualized sessions can get all of your sexual health questions answered! To request a consultation, please complete a consultation request form or contact us at wellness@fau.edu or 561-297-1048.

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Free condoms

One of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of certain STIs and HIV is consistent and correct condom use. Visit our condom basket and “Lubrication Station” to stock up on a variety of external (male) condoms, internal (female) condoms, dental dams, condom cases, and lubricant. Our staff is also available to provide a demonstration of each of these upon request. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system and can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV can be transmitted through blood, pre-seminal fluid, semen, rectal fluids, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. One of the most common routes of HIV transmission is through unprotected sexual intercourse with a partner infected with HIV.

More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection. About 1 in 4 new HIV infections occur among youth ages 13 to 24. Many of them do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly transmit the virus to others.
If you choose to be sexually active it is important to practice safer sex behaviors, such as using external (male) condoms, internal (female) condoms, and dental dams. These items are available free of charge at Owls Care Health Promotion. It is also crucial to get tested for HIV and STIs annually or in between partners. Follow the link below to learn more about STI testing options that are available here on campus.
Student Health Services

It is important to talk to one’s sexual partner before engaging in any kind of sexual activity. For a safer sexual experience, Owls Care Health Promotion encourages students to communicate openly and honestly with their sexual partners about their sexual history, testing status, and preferred method of protection.

For the most up-to-date information regarding HIV/AIDS:

Free HIV Testing

Provided by Genesis Community Health, testing is available every Tuesday in the Fall and Spring semesters from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no need for an appointment, and you get your results in 20 minutes! For more questions, please contact 561-297-1048. Free HIV testing is also available during the summer months on select Tuesdays. Please check the online calendar or call the office.

Sexual Health Peer Education

Interested in educating others about STIs and safer sex practices? Then enroll in PET 4930: Sexual Health Peer Education through the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Earn 3 credits while developing your public speaking and presentation skills. Contact 561-297-1048 for more information.

 Last Modified 6/30/15