Being sexually healthy means making the decisions that are right for you, including becoming sexually active and practicing safer sex to prevent an unintentional pregnancy and/or transmission of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is also about communication and setting boundaries.

General Information

Facts & Myths: Sexually Transmitted Infections

You’ve heard the rumors about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at Rutgers University. But do you know the facts?

HIV Facts

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is similar to other viruses, including those that cause the “flu” or the common cold. But there is an important difference –

Condoms

What is a four-letter word that ends in “k” and has to do with sex? No, not “luck” or “lick” or “suck.” It’s “talk.” Talking about sex, safer sex, and condoms adds to intimacy, safety, and relaxation.

Contraception

Hormonal Contraception

Women have different needs when it comes to birth control. Hormonal contraception has many forms to meet these needs; from pills to patches to rings and injections.

Barrier Contraception

Barrier methods of birth control are easy to use and temporary – when you stop using them there is no contraceptive protection. There is a full range of products to pick and choose from depending on your needs.

Emergency Contraception

If you have had unprotected sex (the condom broke, no contraception used, pills were missed, sex was non-consensual) within the last 5 days, it’s not too late. You can do something to prevent pregnancy.

Want to make an appointment for STI testing or to obtain hormonal contraception?
Click HERE to make an appointment on-line or call 848-932-7402.

Remember, the Rutgers Health Center Pharmacy can fill prescriptions for hormonal contraception and offers Emergency Contraception over-the-counter.

A great resource for Sexual Health Information is Go Ask Alice! A Q&A site operated by Columbia University.