University Health Service


Safer Sex Supplies

Condoms and other products for safer sex:

Free condoms, lubricant, dental dams and internal condoms are available to U-M students in the Wolverine Wellness suite (room 0245) on the ground floor of UHS. 

All latex condoms sold in the U.S. (other than "novelty condoms"), including all condoms available at UHS, are medical devices that are regulated by the FDA. All brands of condoms are subject to stringent quality standards, and research shows that they are equally effective in preventing pregnancy and STI/HIV. 

colorful condoms


Your Health Care Kit

It's 2 AM and you're feeling feverish -- got a thermometer?  We recommend that you have a health care kit so you can be ready. Here are suggestions. 


Communication

Communication is a key aspect of all relationships. Some people communicate very directly, while others are more subtle. Learning about the communication styles of you and your partner(s) can help you navigate conversations about relationships and sex. To learn more about communication styles, visit http://serenityonlinetherapy.com/assertiveness.htm.

Everybody Matters

Some ways of communicating are less conducive to equality in a relationship. 


Making Decisions about Dating and Sex

At some point, many students make choices about whether to date or hang out with someone, or whether or not to have sex. When you decide based on your values, and when you've considered what you do and don't want, you're more likely to feel good about your decision. And remember, it's always OK to change your mind.

 


Weight Stigma

—Weight bias refers to:
  • Attitudes that negatively affect our interpersonal interactions
  • Stereotypes ascribed to overweight and larger bodied individuals that increases their vulnerability, unfair treatment, prejudice, and discrimination

—Stigmatizing attitudes toward obese individuals usually emerge when people believe that excess weight is controllable and is a problem of lack of personal responsibility (Brownell et al., 2009)


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