The Health Center is providing free STD testing today from 3pm to 5pm and you should DO IT TODAY. Grab an after school snack and a friend or two and get tested!Continue reading
You’re waiting in the Health Center, standing next to somebody you’re friends with/ had a class with/ maybe hooked up with, scanning down the ‘confidential’ sign-in sheet for a familiar face. Many of you reading this have been there before: it’s the (probable HIPPA violation) STD clinic. While STD testing is a vital part of being a ~ healthy sexual being ~, there’s a whole lot more to reproductive health care. Thus, I thought I would share some resources that you or somebody you know will inevitably have to utilize during your time here.
When you go to school on top of a tiny hill surrounded by cow pastures and corn fields, sometimes you have to turn to unique ways to get your kicks. Some get really into power walking, some decide to drop acid in Mather, and those of us who enjoy the simple pleasures turn to teeth. What’s better than letting your fingertips sink into through a barrel of pearl-like fangs à la Amélie while you listen to a playlist consisting solely of “Teeth” by Lady Gaga and “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac? Nothing! That’s as good as it gets, let me tell you. Below are some of the most reliable tooth-mining places I’ve found at Kenyon, so have at it!
Over the summer I had sex without a condom with a boy I did not know who had a lighter covered in Kanye West album art and wrote bad poetry. Needless to say, it was not one of my finest moments, but it happened, and I didn’t think much of it. I got to school and classes started, and things were great until my period was a day late. Naturally, I freaked out. I knew I was plain stupid for not using a condom, to begin with, and the mere idea of being pregnant with a child whose father I blocked on Twitter and hates Lil Yachty made me sick inside. Even though my period was only a day late, I convinced myself and everyone around me that I was roughly 25% sure I pregnant, and that I potentially had an STI. I would not sleep well until I knew I was zygote and disease free, so I went to the health center as soon as I could.
The Cox Health and Counseling Center serves as a resource on campus, providing the community with everything from flu appointments, flu shots, and counseling. The health center is touted as an important feature of campus, but does it fall under the category of overpriced American Healthcare? We talked to health center director Kim Cullers who filled us in on the details. Continue reading
The Health Center will be offering free testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia from 3 to 6 pm today. A limited number of HIV tests will also be available, though the number may increase based on demand. The process is confidential, stress-free and there will be self-collection (i.e. no physical exam), so whether you think you need to or not, head down to the Health Center this afternoon to take charge of your sexual health! No appointment necessary. Oh, and say hi to Kim Cullers, because she is the queen.
- What – Free STD testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV
- Where – The Cox Health & Counseling Center, 101 West Scott Lane (past the Post Office)
- When – 3 to 6 pm today, Monday, Feb. 23rd
- Why – Because it’s never a bad idea to check up on your sexual health in a professional and respectful environment. (Especially when it’s free.)
If you have a functioning uterus, chances are you have a plan for if you ever find yourself staring at a positive pregnancy test. Whether it’s something you’re hoping for or definitely trying to avoid, there’s no question that pregnancy on a college campus can be a dicey issue.
Emma Specter ’15 and I spoke to Kim Cullers, CNP-Director at Kenyon’s Health Center, about pregnancy at Kenyon, a subject we’d heard relatively little about during our four years on campus. So, just how likely is it?