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Welcome to Student Wellness &
Health Promotion!

Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides services to support students' behavioral and emotional wellness, and helps students evaluate options for maintaining healthy lifestyles, through prevention, intervention, and education.

"Healthy Sexuality" refers to many facets of your life as a sexual being:

If you are struggling with any of these issues, you can make an appointment to speak with Angela Seguin by calling 831-3457. Read on to learn more about these topics.

Facts, Self-Help & How-To Information:

Allies at Student Wellness & Health Promotion

Some of our professional staff are trained members of the University's Ally Network providing support to those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning on our campus. Allies support individuals who have questions or concerns about such issues as sexual identity, sexual harassment, community resources, and support systems. Allies can answer questions and make referrals to resources in our community.


Contraception & Pregnancy

For information on contraception options to avoid pregnancy, emergency contraception, or support and referral for UD students who are or might be pregnant, Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides information, detailed brochures, and one-on-one appointments with professional staff. Stop by the office for a brochure or make an appointment by calling 831-3457.

Contraception -- A good online list of common contraceptive methods with explanation is provided by Delaware Health & Social Services, along with a list of agencies providing Reproductive Health Services in Delaware.

Emergency Contraception -- If you have had unprotected sex within the last 5 days, and you are over age 17, you can purchase Plan B Emergency Contraception over the counter (without a prescription) at any pharmacy in the area. UD Students can also purchase Emergency Contraception at the Student Health Service Dispensary during it's operating hours Mon-Fri, 8:30am-Noon and 1pm-4:00pm. Please note that Plan B is most effective when taken within the first 72 hours (3 days) but can still be taken within the first 105 hours (5 days).

Possible Pregnancy -- If you think you might be pregnant, the Women's Clinic at the Student Health Service offers non-directive pregnancy testing and counseling.   The all-female staff provides information, gynecological care, and options.  To make an appointment, call 831-8035.

If you are Pregnant -- If you have a positive pregnancy test, and you are trying to decide what to do, there are three basic options:  carrying the pregnancy to term and raising the baby yourself, carrying the pregnancy to term and placing the baby with an adoption agency for another family to adopt, or terminating the pregnancy.  There are a variety of agencies in the Newark area that provide services for young women who are pregnant.

Planned Parenthood of Delaware – provides the full range of gynecological services.  Specific to pregnancy, PPDE provides pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, counseling, information on family planning, and abortion. Planned Parenthood does not take a position about what you should do, but provides you with information and options so that you can make the choice that is right for you. The Newark location of Planned Parenthood is located at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Haines Street.

A Door of Hope Pregnancy Center – provides free, confidential services to young women who are pregnant.  The agency has an anti-abortion viewpoint, and offers alternatives to abortion and support for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy.  They also offer spiritual counseling, assistance with maternity and baby needs, and resource referrals.  A Door of Hope is located at 218 East Main Street, Suite 114, in Newark.

Safe Arms for Babies – If you are a young woman thinking of abandoning your baby, Delaware law allows you to bring your baby, up to 14 days old, to any Hospital Emergency Room in Delaware.  The staff will care for the baby and find the baby a home, without even asking your name.  Call 1-800-262-9800 for information or just go to any hospital emergency room.

Adoption -- There are many reliable adoption agencies in the state of Delaware.  Any of the above listed organizations can put you in touch with an adoption agency if you wish to pursue this option.

 

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Upcoming Events!

Thurs, February 26th, 7:00pm
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National Eating Disorders Awareness Events
102 Gore Hall
Presented by Pow! Promoters of Wellness. Sponsored by Active Minds.
Mon, March 2nd, 2:00pm
"The Health Ideal: Embrace Every Body" Workshop
National Eating Disorders Awareness Events
102 Gore Hall
See the flyer for details. Contact sharlee@udel.edu or sschong@udel.edu if interested. Sponsored by the Center for Counseling & Student Development.
Mon, March 2nd, 7:00pm
Highway of Tears
204 Kirkbride
Highway of Tears looks into the missing and murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department for the Women's History Film Series.
Mon, March 2nd
Tickets available for The Hunting Ground EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW on March 11th
UD Box Offices
See details of March 11th event below.
Wed, March 4th, 7:00pm
"Come As You Are" - with Sexuality Author, Emily Nagoski
204 Kirkbride
Emily will speak about her first book Come As You Are, which is an essential exploration of why and how female sexuality works-based on groundbreaking research and brain science-that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Emily is a former UD Pow! Peer Educator with a PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University. At IU, Emily worked as an educator and docent at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender and Reproduction. Currently, Emily is the Director of the Wellness Office at Smith College in Massachusetts. Books will be on sale and Emily will be available for signing at the end of the event.
Mon, March 9th, 7:00pm
Tales of the Waria
204 Kirkbride
Tales of the Waria is an Academy-award winning film which shares stories of love and longing from transgender women in Indonesia Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department for the Women's History Film Series.
Wed, March 11th, 8:00pm
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW of The Hunting Ground, followed by discussion with Producer Amy Ziering
Mitchell Hall
From the Sundance Film Festival site, where the film premiered in January: "The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate." Stay after the film for a frank discussion with Producer Amy Ziering. Watch the trailer. Tickets are free, but required and will be available through UD Box Offices starting March 2nd. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the SAPE Committee.
Mon, March 16th, 7:00pm
Service
204 Kirkbride
Service portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care. We follow them through the large and small accomplishments they work mightily to achieve. Part of the Women's History Month Film Series, sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department.
Mon, March 23rd, 7:00pm
Saving Face
204 Kirkbride
Recently honored with an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, Saving Face follows several survivors of acid attacks in their fight for justice, and reveals the work of a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to help them restore their faces. Part of the Women's History Month Film Series, sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department.