Free safer sex supplies

UW Seattle students can drop by Hall Health Room 187 during our hours of operation to pick up 10 supplies per week.

Learn more about free safer sex supplies at Hall Health.

What is Plan B?

Plan B is a form of emergency contraception (it should not be used consistently as a form of birth control) that can help decrease the chances of fertilization and implantation; it will not impact pregnancy if implantation of a fertilized egg has already occurred. There are many forms of “morning-after” emergency contraception; Plan B is just one of several brands available as OTC emergency contraception. Plan B doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

More information on Plan B can be found here.

STI’s among college students continue to increase:

STI’s have been increasing steadily in the college student population the past several years, especially as more people rely on oral and LTR contraception, leading to lower utilization rates of physical contraception and protection like dental dams and condoms. Remember that using multiple types and forms of protection are advised to keep all parties healthy and protected from unplanned prengancy and STI’s.

Most people who have a Sexually Transmitted Infection DO NOT KNOW IT, because most people are asymptomatic and do not get tested regularly. STI testing can be scheduled at Hall Health or a medical office of your choice, or is always available low-cost at Planned Parenthood.

According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), 70% of people who contract an
STI report being asymptomatic [2]. Studies have also established
that women have a higher biological risk for contracting STIs
than men [3]. Although treatment is available for all STIs, not all
are curable. Curable STIs with drug treatment include syphilis,
gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Incurable STIs by drug
treatment include hepatitis B, herpes simplex virus, HIV (human
immunodeficiency virus), and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Read more here.

Sexual Health Services at Hall Health

Many sexual health services are available via telemedicine. Call Hall Health at 206-685-1011 to schedule:

  • Confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis and HIV
  • Treatment for STIs, included partner treatment
  • PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a prescription medication for people who are at risk of HIV that prevents HIV transmission
  • Pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • Abortion information & referral
  • Prenatal care
  • A wide variety of birth control methods, including the birth control pill, patch, ring, shot and diaphragm
  • IUD and implant (Nexplanon) insertion and removal
  • Cervical cancer screening (pap and HPV testing)