Nationally, about 70 percent of college students report being sexually active. While not all sexual activities can result in pregnancy, students engaging in vaginal sex in heterosexual partnerships have the risk of becoming pregnant. This could result in some difficult decision-making, so we suggest thinking about this in advance.
We provide comprehensive birth control services to registered students and we encourage students who are sexually active to consider their need for contraception in advance of sexual activity. Many OSU students can qualify for the Oregon Contraceptive Care (CCare) program, which provides free contraception and health exams. Contact the CCare office at SHS for more information.
Whether you are seeking information about birth control or you need help selecting a method that is suitable to your health, lifestyle, and relationship, our clinicians can assist you. All methods of birth control are available at SHS. Emergency contraception is also available. This is a medication that can be taken within five days after unprotected intercourse to lower pregnancy risk. It is more effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse. A website that can be helpful for learning about different contraceptive options is www.bedsider.org.