Sexual Health

Gonzaga University offers a range of reproductive health, sexual transmitted infection (STI) and sexual violence prevention resources designed to promote sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social well-being. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, free of pressure, discrimination and violence.

Why is sexual health important? - The American Sexual Health Association provides definitions and understanding of sexual health and why education is important to individual development. 

What is your SVS? - Just like every other aspect of life, your decisions around sex are tied to a vales system. This short assessment provides an opportunity to view and understand your Sexual Values System. 

How to establish sexual values – Identifying and establishing your values and boundaries surrounding sexual intimacy is important to your development as a sexual being. Read this article for five helpful suggestions.

Below are some ways you can explore tips and tricks to engage further in your knowledge around sexual health and STIs. 

APPS

STD Treatment (Tx) Guide - The STD Treatment (Tx) Guide app is an easy-to-use reference that helps health care providers identify and treat patients for STDs. STD Tx Guide combines information from the STD Treatment Guidelines as well as MMWR updates and features a streamlined interface so providers can access treatment and diagnostic information.

The Safe Sex App - Safely is the easiest and cheapest way to get tested and the only app that allows you to import your STI status for free from anywhere! We partnered with the nation's largest and most trusted labs to offer the most affordable testing (free or your copay if using insurance) available at over 2500 locations! 

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