Health

The Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism works with those that need health resources to give them options in how to get the information they need.  The center is home to two offices that are used by Behavioral Medicine.  It’s very easy to request to have an appointment in the center instead of at Student Health Services!

Also, CGSA has free condoms available to all students.

Boston University Resources

Student Health Services
Provide primary and gynecological care
http://www.bu.edu/shs/ or 617-353-3575

Behavioral Medicine
Provide counseling, referrals and some medication management
http://www.bu.edu/shs/behavioral/ or 617-353-3569

Sargent Choice Nutrition Center
Provide consulting services and information on the Sargent
Choice healthy dining program
http://www.bu.edu/nfc/ or 617-353-2721

Boston Area Resources

Planned Parenthood
This link is for the health center at 1055 Commonwealth Ave which provides a variety of sexual and reproductive health resources for all genders.
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/centerDetails.asp?f=3293&a=90610&v=details#

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
Only rape crisis center in Boston that provides a 24 hour hot line, 24 hour medical advocacy, counseling, and legal advocacy
http://barcc.org/ or 617-492-8306 or 24 hour hot line: 800-841-8371

Online Resources

Eating Disorders
Eating for Life Alliance – national organization that provides educational resources on eating disorders to colleges
http://www.eatingforlife.org/

Contraception
Types of Contraception: Pros and Cons, Successes and Failures
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/prosandcons.html

Bedsider – awesome site to play around with, but pretty heteronormative
http://bedsider.org/

Emergency Contraception – can be purchased at Planned Parenthood, Student Health Services, or any local pharmacy without a subscription by anyone over the age of 17
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/emergency-contraception-morning-after-pill-4363.asp

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Information fro the Center for Disease Controls (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/std/

Menstruation

Environmental Alternatives to Mainstream Products
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/alternative_menstrual.html

Emotional Health

Half of Us – a campaign working to open the dialogue and raise awareness of metal health issues on college campuses
http://www.halfofus.com/Default.aspx