RECREATION & FITNESS

Sexual Health

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing 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. (World Health Organization working definition, 2002)

General Information

Women’s Health
100’s of fact sheets and links on health topics just for women.

Men’s Health
This link has information on health topics for men including urological and prostate problems.

Sexual Health
Easy to understand information on sexual health topics.

Women’s Reproductive Health
This site focuses on contraception safety and efficacy, fertility, infertility, and HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Family Planning General Information

BIRTH CONTROL
Check out this site for more information on these forms of birth control:  IUDs, Hormonal, Barrier, Fertility Awareness & Abstinence, Permanent methods.  Be sure to check out the handout on how to talk with your doctor!

Before you get pregnant . . .
Trying to conceive?  Read through this site for more information on fertility awareness.

Maternal & Infant Health
This site may look overwhelming at the first glance.  Look again!  There is a great deal of user friendly information on this site.

Unintended Pregnancy
An unintended pregnancy is one that is mistimed or unwanted at the time of conception.  In 2001, about one half of all pregnancies in the U. S. were unintended. (Finer 2006, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)  Learn more here.

Pregnant?  Now what?
Check out this site to learn more.

STIs

These sites provide excellent, easy to read  information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Bacterial Vaginosis

Chlaymidia

Genital Herpes

Gonorrhea

HIV

HPV

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Syphillis

Trichomoniasis