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Let’s Talk About Sex… /w Arianna Mohiuddin

Submitted by on Thursday, 22 April 20105 Comments
Let’s Talk About Sex… /w Arianna Mohiuddin

This is a guest post by Arianna Mohiuddin who has been a SHAPE sexual health educator for the past three years at UAB. Aware that students at UAB need sexual health resources, she wanted to use iloveuab.com as a medium to convey sexual health messages to students. Enjoy her post!

Sexual Health 101

Okay students, it’s time for a pop quiz! Can you guess the most important yet often overlooked factor in reducing your risk for unintended pregnancies, STIs, and HIV/AIDS? I’ll give you a hint, it starts with the letters C-O!

You guessed it (or maybe not)..communication! Communication, when conducted effectively and openly, is a vital tool for safer sexual health decision making. Although college students’ views on sex and sexuality are highly variable and influenced by personal beliefs, culture, and values, the consensus amongst clinicians is that sexual health comprises an essential component of overall health and wellness.

Considering that the rates of STIs in Alabama are amongst the nation’s highest, particularly for young adults, and that college students are a sexually active bunch (although the percentage of sexually active students is often overestimated by college students and the media), I hope to devote this post (and maybe a few more) to the sexual health of UAB students. The role of social media in COmmunicating about sexual health is vital, so let’s get the ball rolling!

Thus, this introduction post (as well as more to come) will seek to provide students with accurate, up-to-date information about sexual health issues and resources within the Greater Birmingham area. This includes, but is not limited to, an updated list STI/HIV testing locations, locations where students can obtain free or low-cost contraception, information about free condom distributions, myths about sexual health, and much, much more!

NOTE: Nothing on this website seeks to provide medical advice or recommendations for treatment options. This post is for health information purposes only. For questions about sexual health, please see your health care provider.

Your ideas are important and highly valued! Please submit all content-related questions and/or suggestions me, Arianna, by using the contact form.

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5 Comments »

  • A.D.M says:

    OMG Ari you posted a really great article. I so love that you did this. I hope that more students read this and practice effective methods of COMMUNICATION so that they have healthy relationships, rather it be sexually or casual.
    Love Ya,
    Alex

  • Elena says:

    Hey Arianna :)

    This is great and very informative. Communication…got it! I look forward to more of your blogs. Like the pic btw..tehehe. Alright, bring it Carrie Bradshaw!

    Elena

  • John says:

    I think that communication is a major responsibility in every healthy relationship. I hope that people hear this Arianna, and please continue providing us positive information. GREAT JOB!
    Love Aaron

  • Arianna says:

    Thanks so much guys! Right now I am following up with details of ALL the testing sites in Birmingham. I want to find the ones that are free and confidential so that there is no hesitation on the part of students. Thanks again, Arianna

  • adamblak says:

    In case you don’t already know, Arianna is a brilliant person and extremely friendly. LISTEN TO HER… Thats an order.




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