Health Education office offers condoms, abstinence supplies for students in need

“Students can acquire contraceptive methods from Student Health Services (SHS)-clinical located near the Chemistry Building,” associate director and health education coordinator Joleen Nevers said. “They offer several methods including but not limited to hormonal, internal [female] and external [male] condoms." (File Photo/The Daily Campus)

UConn’s Health Education Office provides contraceptives and abstinence supplies for students who wish to practice safer sex.

Student Health Services, Wellness and Prevention’s Health Education Office provides a variety of “safer sex supplies” such as condoms, lubrication and goody bags, which come with 12 condoms and one water-based lubricant.

The Health Education Office also has abstinence kits for students who wish to abstain from sex. The abstinence kits include a variety of items such as snacks, play-doh or beach balls. Students are allowed one abstinence kit per visit to the office.

“Students can acquire contraceptive methods from Student Health Services (SHS)-clinical located near the Chemistry Building,” associate director and health education coordinator Joleen Nevers said. “They offer several methods including but not limited to hormonal, internal [female] and external [male] condoms.”

Students can visit the Health Education Office at South Campus to pick up safer sex supplies as well, Nevers said.

“[We offer], condoms in a variety of brands, shapes, textures, sizes, non-latex material, etc.,” Nevers said. “We also offer both silicone and water-based lubrication to increase pleasure and decrease friction, one of the reasons why condoms can break. In addition to condoms, students can also obtain dental dams and gloves to reduce transmission of sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs) through oral sex.”

For more information on the resources provided by UConn’s Health Education Office, their website can be found at: https://healthed.uconn.edu


Kristina Carretero is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at kristina.carretero@uconn.edu.