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3 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR CERVIX

FIRST FIVE DAYS AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT

INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA VIRUS

 

3 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR CERVIX

1. Practice safer sex.
2. Get the HPV vaccine.
3. Get regular medical care.

January is National Cervical Cancer Screening Month. Celebrate by caring for your cervix with medical care including Pap tests, which screen for cervical cancer, by getting the HPV vaccine, which protects you from the types of HPV responsible for 70% of cervical cancer cases, and by using a condom or dental dam each and every time you have sex, which can protect you from HPV and other STIs.

Don’t have a cervix? Pass this information on to someone you care about who does.

FIRST FIVE DAYS AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT

Did you know that there are time sensitive decisions that would be helpful to know about if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted?

Visit our webpage on the first five days (120 hours) to learn about the options to be considered. 

INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA VIRUS

Brown University continues to monitor the Ebola virus outbreak in several West African countries. In addition, the University is in close communication with local health officials, hospitals and emergency response agencies to ensure the safety of our community. To date, there have been no cases in Rhode Island.

Ebola is transmitted by direct contact of the blood or body fluids of an infected patient with the mucous membranes or broken skin of another person. It can also spread by coming in contact with needles or other articles contaminated with infected body fluids. Ebola is NOT airborne, foodborne or waterborne. A person is infectious to others only when they have symptoms of illness.

Click here for more information on the Ebola virus, plus updated travel and preparedness information.