Sexual and Reproductive Health
The Student Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of sexual health services, including contraceptive services, pregnancy testing and counseling, testing for sexually-transmitted infections, and more.
The SHWC offers a variety of birth control methods, including:
- Oral contraceptives
- IM injection
- Intrauterine contraceptives
- Vaginal Ring
Our current list of contraceptives can be found in our PDF Document: drug formulary (PDF).
Birth Control Refills
Students who have been prescribed birth control from the SHWC can conveniently refill prescriptions using the online contraceptive refill form on the Pyramed Health WebPortal. Please allow 48-72 business hours for each request to be processed. If there are any issues processing the request, students will receive a secure message via the Pyramed Health WebPortal.
JHU Condom Sense
Just like people have preferences of chocolate versus vanilla, Coke vs Pepsi, and PC vs Mac, many people like to use particular brands of condoms. If the free condoms that are available across campus aren’t meeting your needs, try the JHU Condom Sense Program! Get brand name condoms at a fraction of store prices. Varieties available include extra sensitive, ribbed, and non-latex. Ordering is easy and pickup is quick and discrete.
For more information, visit the Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) website.
Condom Jay is a free and anonymous delivery service run by the AIDS Alliance student organization that collaborates with the Student Health and Wellness Center to send condoms, lubricant and other safe sex supplies to students on campus. To place an order for supplies, please complete the Condom Jay request form. Once this form is submitted, on the following Thursday morning, the Condom Jay team will place the requested supplies in a locker next to the elevator and bathrooms on Q level (same level as Brody Cafe and Reading Room). An email with the locker number and four-digit combination will be sent when the Condom Jay delivers, and the recipient will have 24 hours to pick up the safe sex supplies.
Students seeking emergency contraception can schedule an appointment with an SHWC provider or registered nurse (RN).
We offer two types of emergency contraception appointments:
- A 30 minute appointment with a provider that includes contraceptive counseling in addition to providing medication
- A 20 minute appointment with a RN to only provide medication
The SHWC offers the medication Econtra EZ ($11) for emergency contraception, which should be taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. For women with a BMI over 25, a written prescription for Ella is available, which can be taken for up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse.
If students are unable to make it to the SHWC, emergency contraception can be purchased over the counter at a local drug store or online from Amazon or www.afterpill.com .
A Copper IUD can be used as emergency contraception for up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Disclaimer: SHWC is unable to provide this service due to limited ability to schedule urgent IUD placement appointments.
Additional Resources for Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare (including abortion services):
- PDF Document: What Emergency Contraception is right for me? (PDF)
- Whole Woman’s Health of Baltimore
- Planned Parenthood
Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections
The SHWC offers confidential testing for several sexually transmitted infections, including:
- Hepatitis B and C
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
If interested in testing for an STI that is not listed above, please schedule an appointment with a provider.
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I Want The Kit
IWTK is a STI self-screening service that allows you to collect a sample in the privacy and comfort of your own home and mail it back for testing. The kit only costs $3.50!
To learn more about this service, visit their website.
The SHWC offers the Gardasil vaccine, which protects against the Human Papillomavirus. HPV vaccines are given as a series of three doses over the course of six months. This vaccine is free with the school-sponsored health insurance plan.
For detailed information regarding HPV, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HPV website.