The World Health Organization(WHO) defines sexual health as:
A state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being 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. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.
There are high priority sexual health issues for college students including, but not limited to:
- Sexual Violence
College students do not generally see themselves as being at risk, which may actually put them at more of a risk! Consider the reality about pregnancy and STI’s that college students now live under.
The Reality: Pregnancy
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The Reality: STI’s
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Where Can I Get Tested?
UTEP Student Health Center: http://chs.utep.edu/health/
El Paso Department of Public Health: https://www.elpasotexas.gov/public-health/programs/std-preventive-medicine-clinic
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Incorporated Central Clinic: http://www.lafe-ep.org/
El Paso City-County Health and Environmental District Tillman Health Center: http://stdtestingtreatment.com
Project VIDA Project VIDA Health Clinic: http://www.pvida.net/