Safer Sex & Contraceptives General Information

On these pages you will find a wealth of information about safer sex and contraceptive options. There are many points you should consider as you and your partner(s) choose a method that fits your lifestyles. Condoms and dental dams are often recommended as the best safer sex choice for college students, but you may need to try different options until you find the one that best suits you. An individual may switch methods because of changes in relationships, age, health, economic security and lifestyle. To help you decide which method to use, you may want to consider the following questions as you read through these pages:

  • Will it fit into your lifestyle?
  • How convenient is it to use?
  • How effective is it in preventing pregnancy?
  • Will it help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
  • How safe is it?
  • How much will it cost?

Each page indicates how you can obtain each safer sex or contraceptive option. To schedule an appointment at Health Services, you can call 401.863-3953.