Just as with other aspects of your health, your sexual health is very important.
College years may be a time of transition and change, and for some this means becoming sexually active with a partner for the first time, or a change in sexual partner(s). It may also be a time of self-discovery and uncertainty about your sexual orientation.
If you are concerned about any aspect of your sexual health the Student Health Department can help.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Support
The Health Unit Department offers screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, which can be tested on a single sample of urine in a male, or on a self-administered swab taken by females.
The screening service is intended for those who do not have any symptoms.
If you have symptoms that you think may be caused by an STI, it is recommended that you be examined physically as wells as having blood, urine and swab tests, which can also be arranged where necessary.
You should also consider attending for regular STI screening in the Health Unit if you have being sexually active.
For further sexual health advice you can visit: https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/hl/yoursexualhealth/