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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!

Mon, April 20th, Food & tables at 5:30pm, Speaker at 6:30pm
Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Delaware State University, MLK Student Center Multi-Purpose Rooms
Speaker: Meredith Gardner Meredith Gardner's mother, Tammy Gardner, was murdered in Wilmington when she tried to escape a domestic violence relationship. Meredith was 12 years old and her brother was 10. Meredith will share how the crime impacted her life, and how meeting with the man who murdered her mother empowered her to pursue a career helping other crime victims. Those affected by crime are invited to bring writings, artwork or other meaningful items to be posted on the Memorial Walls which will be on display at the event. See the flyer. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 for info or if you need accommodations. Free and open to the public.
Thurs, April 23rd, 6:30pm
"Party with Consent" with guest speaker Jonathin Kalin
Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center
This highly interactive program considers the reality that no students have their college's consent policy memorized. Participants will discuss consent, coersion, hookups, alcohol, sex, and sexual violence prevention. Sponsored by Greek Council, Delaware MEN, and the SAPE Committee.
Fri, April 24th, 4:00-6:00pm
Student Wellness Coffeehouse with International Students
Office of International Students & Scholars, 44 Kent Way
Join Student Wellness Student Leaders from S.O.S., Opt4, Pow! & the Recovery Community for a coffeehouse with international students. Coffee and refreshments, and Student Wellness information & giveaways will be provided.
Fri, April 24th, 7:00pm
What's YOUR Monologue?
Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center
The student organization VDay, which sponsors & performs The Vagina Monologues annually at UD, has created this event to allow YOU to write & perform your own monologue! If you would like to read your monologue at the event please email it to vdaydelaware@gmail.com no later than Wed 4/22. The event is free but there is a $5 suggested donation to benefit Natasha's Justice Project. Learn more!Co-sponsored by M@N (Men's Action Network).