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Sexual Health

Safe Space

Safe Space is a confidential campus organization dedicated to the support of survivors of sexual violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, child sexual abuse, and rape. Trained advocates offer survivors an opportunity to share their experiences and receive continued support through the healing process. Members can be reached through campus mail, e-mail, or via telephone to answer questions and to provide support to survivors, their family, friends, and anyone else affected by sexual violence. For additional information contact Katie Mathews (kmathews@bowdoin.edu).

Online Resources
 

Go Ask Alice

One of our favorite websites! An interactive health question and answer service from Columbia University.

Planned Parenthood
Information about safer sex and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Also includes sexual health glossary and frequently asked questions.

It's Your Sex Life
Excellent website from MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Learn how to make intelligent choices to help prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Also provides great tips on how to talk about sex. Take the STI quiz.

American Social Health Association (ASHA)
Provides information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to use a condom. Includes sexual health glossary and statistics. Also provides www.iwannaknow.org, a site especially for teens.

Got Herpes?
Comprehensive information about herpes. Site includes message boards and chat rooms.

Advocates for Youth
Website that is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Dr. Drew
A website for young adults that has information on dating, campus life and health issues.

SIECUS
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. is a nonprofit organization that promotes comprehensive education about sexuality and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.