University Health Service

Stress and Mental Health

We can all learn new ways to handle stress for better mental health.

Please explore these webpages for ideas and resources.


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. 

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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.

 


Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships include acting in accordance with your values, knowing and respecting boundaries (both yours and your partners’), and consent.

Healthy romantic and sexual relationships can take many different forms. Some people like to date one person, while others prefer to date several people, or none at all. Relationships can include more than two people. Romantic relationships may or may not include sex. Any of these relationship styles can be healthy, as long as all involved feel like their needs and wants are being respected.


Sexual Health

Sexuality is a broad concept - it includes desires, values, identities, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. How we take care of ourselves with regard to sexuality is our sexual health. 

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as:

two hands forming a heart from a not necessarily a binary relationship

HIV Testing

At UHS, you have two options for HIV testing: confidential and anonymous. Learn how here.

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