Safer Sex Resources
Sexual and reproductive health is an important part of wellness, especially when two thirds of Ball State University students report that they are having sex (according to the 2022 National College Health Assessment). Help prepare for safer sex with:
- The Condom Shoppe- Located on the second floor of the Health Center, The Condom Shoppe provides discrete and inclusive barrier method contraceptive at no-cost to students. This includes external condoms, internal condoms, latex free condoms, dental dams, finger cots, and lubrication to help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy. Additionally, the Express Condom Shoppes located at Lucina Hall in the Counseling Center's Resource Room (LU 310-C) and the Health Professions Building's Healthy Lifestyle Center (HPB 155) have a smaller selection of barrier methods including external condoms, latex free condoms, lubrication and sexual health education information.
- Birth Control Consultations- Schedule an appointment with Health Center staff to review birth control options, benefits, and risks by calling 765-285-8431.
- STI/STD Testing- Health Promotion and Advocacy provides free and anonymous testing clinics monthly for students during the fall and spring semesters. For upcoming clinic dates and times, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-285-3775. For additional testing, visit the Student Health Center for year-round testing appointments.
- Pharmacy Services- in partnership with Indiana University Health, students may utilize the IU Health Pavilion Community Pharmacy for vaccinations, prescriptions and emergency contraception. Located at 2401 W. University Ave, the pharmacy is conveniently located within walking distance of the Student Center or by Ball State University red loop shuttle buses. Additional transportation information and other pharmacy options can be found by visiting Health Center Pharmacy Services.
- Healthcare Appointments- The Student Health Center provides routine health screenings, pregnancy tests, evaluation and treatment for menstrual irregularities, pelvic pain, premenstrual syndrome, vaginal infections, and urinary infections, and referrals to community health services.
- Individual Education- Schedule an appointment with Health Promotion and Advocacy's Health and Wellness Coordinator to answer questions, ask for referrals, and learn more about sexual health resources on campus.
- Group Education- Request a group program, presentation or workshop from Health Promotion and Advocacy to learn more about sexual health, contraception options, STDs/STIs, women's or men's health, and more!
- Center for Survivor Support- Confidential survivor support for students impacted by gender-based violence such as sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. The Center for Survivor Support also provides education relating to consent, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, the Red Zone, sexual assault prevention, and domestic violence awareness that can be requested for outreach programs and presentations.
- Counseling Center- Individual counseling, group counseling, and outreach programming pertaining to healthy relationships, building positive emotions, boundaries, self-esteem and communication. Learn more here or schedule an appointment by calling 765-285-1736.
- Pregnancy Accommodations- Learn about your rights and accommodations through Title IX including expectant mother parking spaces, lactation rooms, and excused medical absences.