Testing for STIs/STDs and HIV

Testing is available, whether or not you will have to pay out of pocket for the testing depends on whay type of health insurance you have. Please review your health insurance policy for coverage details. There are also many free and low-cost STI testing sites in Boston. You can also call Health & Wellness Services for more information regarding STI testing.

Birth Control Pill, Condoms, and Emergency Contraception

For birth control pills and other forms of contraception, make an appointment to see a clinician. Your clinician will help you to make a decision on which type of birth control is best for you. For more information on different types of contraception, click here.

There are always a variety of free condoms, oral dams, and lubricant available at Health & Wellness Services and at Health Education events on campus. Come to the office and look for the basket in the waiting room.

Emergency contraception or EC, is now available without a prescription in Massachusetts. You can purchase it over the counter at any pharmacy ($40 or more). Suffolk University Health Services offers EC at a discounted rate ($20). You can either make an appointment or come to Urgent Care Walk-In hours to get EC.

Sexual Health

Scarleteen: The highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online for 15-25 year olds.

http://www.itsyoursexlife.com OR www.gytnow.org provides the facts on STDs, testing, and protection; talking tips to help young people communicate with their partners, parents, and health care providers; and a testing center locator provided by the CDC.

Alice!: tons and TONS of information on college sexual health. Ask questions or find an answer to a question. A SUPER favorite!

Planned Parenthood: Info on sexual health, contraception, emergency contraception, etc

American Social Health Association: ASHA is America's authority for sexual health information.

Centers for Disease Control Sexual Health & Topics page

Sexual Violence (assault, rape, harassment)

Suffolk University's policy on sexual misconduct on campus. The policy also tells students what they can do if this happens to them or a friend.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: 24/7 hotline 800-841-8371. Free, confidential services to survivors, their friends and families, and professionals ages 12 and older

RAINN: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at www.rainn.org,

http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/sexualviolence/index.html
Centers for Disease Control