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Sexual Health

Want to help your residents learn more about sexual health? We can help!

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics about a variety of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  2. Know what STI tests and other resources are available at UNC
  3. Understand the basic types of contraception available

Materials:

 Laptop/projector, easel with notepad, markers, chosen activity materials

Preparation:

Gather relevant activity materials and review relevant resources.

Workshop:

This unit includes a PowerPoint presentation with some room for discussion that should take approximately 15 minutes. When paired with an activity or two, the workshop should last about 45 minutes. You could also opt to do 1-2 activities instead of presenting the PowerPoint, using the speaker notes as a source for supplementary information. If you choose to do that, it might still be helpful to mention what STI tests are available at UNC (see slides).

Here are a few other tips to help you in facilitating this particular workshop:

  • Know your attitudes, values, and biases around human sexuality and reproductive health. Also be familiar with your audience in terms of level of knowledge on sexual health, culture, etc. Remember that your audience might include people of different sexual orientation and people who are and who are not sexually active.
  • It’s okay if you don’t know the answer to someone’s question. It’s perfectly fine to tell someone that you don’t know the answer and find it for them later or to guide them to an appropriate resource, like Counseling and Psychological Services.
  • Be flexible. Be prepared to abandon your planned activities and simply have a conversation about sex if that’s where the students take the dialogue.
  • Keep in mind that some people might feel more comfortable asking questions in a one-on-one setting rather in the group, so make yourself available for this after the program.

Feedback:

Please share your experience with the health programming guide with us by emailing studentwellness@unc.edu. We really value your feedback and will use the information to tailor the programming guide to your needs. Good, bad, or ugly, we want all of your comments! Thank you!

Activities Available:

See Related Content on right side of page.

Note: As with other health topics, it will be important to establish some group agreements before beginning the presentation, discussion and/or activities.

Contact us: sexualwellness@unc.edu

Bulletin Boards Available:

Safe Sex Bulletin Board

Contraception for College Students