You may choose to have sex at university; you may not – if you do, it's important that you practice safe sex and have a good grasp of sexual health issues. In this section, we provide information about contraception, different types of sex acts and a range of sexually transmitted infections – what they are, what their symptoms are and how to protect yourself. If you are having sex, it's important to have regular sexual health check-ups, particularly if you've been having unprotected sex.
Whilst STIs are usually something that we as a community stay silent about, you will probably know someone who's had at least one or two of the more common infections, yet they're rarely talked about and we think it won't happen to us. However, anyone who has ever had sex may have an STI.
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