Sexual Health in College Aged Students

By the age of 25, one in two sexually active people will have had a sexually transmitted infection and may not know it. In the United States, there are 20 million new STIs each year, and individuals aged 15-24 account for half of them. That’s more than all the people in the entire state of…

Common STI’s—A Rundown

The three most commonly reported sexually transmitted infections in the United States are human papillomavirus, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. This article will provide basic information regarding who is at risk, what symptoms are possible, and what treatments are most commonly recommended. 1. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Both men and women are at risk of contracting HPV….

Get Yourself Tested!

The ‘Get Yourself Tested’ Campaign is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases and infections, especially in the young population. According to the CDC, 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get a sexually transmitted disease by age 25. But due to lack…

Birth Control

The world of safe sex can be confusing. Knowing your options for preventing pregnancy is a great first step in taking control of your body. Let’s go over a few popular forms of birth control:   Condoms Ole reliable. Condoms are one of the most commonly used forms of birth control. Unlike other birth control…

The Zika Virus and Your Spring Break!

How to Plan your Vacation with Prevention in Mind Zika virus has made international headlines, and locally transmitted Zika virus has now been confirmed in the United States. Before Wayne State students depart for their Spring Break adventures, we want you to be aware of this virus and how you can help protect yourself from…

Five Easy Health Tips and Resources for WSU Students

The life of a college student is busy and stressful, and that means your diet and exercise schedule are often left out in the cold. Whether you are just starting out as an undergrad or are already a graduate or professional student, knowing how to stay healthy on WSU campus is no small feat. Luckily, you…