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Sexual Health Resources

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Kim Schrader

Title IX Coordinator

Old Jail 12

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Cell: 309-337-6536

Office: 309-341-7751

kschrade@​knox.edu

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Sex education is an important component in fostering an understanding of the biological, social and emotional forces that face many, including values-driven ecosystems within which personal decisions are made and acted upon. As part of the Knox College commitment to a safe and respectful learning community as a shared responsibility, where informed consent is required and sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence are not tolerated, Knox recognizes the importance of providing information and resources as components of sexual health education.

Listed below, you will find a partial list of available links that give information on different sexual health topics, as well as resources regarding sexual health. For suggestions or to add to the list, please contact Kim Schrader, Title IX Coordinator, at kschrade@knox.edu.

Topics

Abortion

Aid Access Abortion Pills
Remote access to at-home abortion can be extremely helpful. Find out more about access to mail-order at-home abortion. For more information via email, reach out to info@aidaccess.org

Plan C Abortion Pill
Remote access to at-home abortion can be extremely helpful. Find out more about access to mail-order at-home abortion. For more information via email, reach out to info@plancpills.org

Planned Parenthood Abortion Information
Find information on how abortion works, where it’s legal, and how to access it.

Anatomy and Healthcare

Clue Cycle A-Z
Find out about hormones, vaginas, birth control, the clitoris, and more.

Planned Parenthood Cancer Information
Find information about HPV, PAP tests, and reproductive and testicular cancers.

Planned Parenthood Health and Wellness
Find information about menstruation, anatomy, menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, UTIs, vaginitis, uterine fibroids, and more.

Planned Parenthood Masturbation Information
Find information about masturbation, sex, and relationships.

Planned Parenthood Pregnancy Information
Find information about pregnancy and infertility.

Scarleteen Pregnancy and Parenting Information
Find articles about pregnancy and parenting.

Scarleteen Sexual Health Information
Find articles about sexual health.

Birth Control

Bedsider Barrier Methods
Condoms, dental dams, and internal condoms all require a little bit of know-how to use. Find out how to use these methods better. To speak with a person, call 888-321-0383.

Bedsider Birth Control
Remote access to birth control can be extremely helpful. Learn more about mail order birth control options. To speak with a person, call 888-321-0383.

Clue Pills and Periods
Birth control can change the way a person’s period works. Learn more about how different forms of birth control could potentially change your bleeding and cycle.

Family Tree Clinic Birth Control Information
The Family Tree website lists some of the most common forms of birth control and can provide many of these and other methods including information on abstinence and spermicides. To speak with a person, call 651-645-0478.

Nurx. Birth Control
Remote access to birth control can be extremely helpful. Learn more about mail order birth control options.

Planned Parenthood Birth Control Information
Birth control is how you prevent pregnancy. There are lots of different birth control options out there. We’re here to help you figure it all out.

Planned Parenthood Emergency Contraception
Accidents happen. That’s why there’s emergency contraception — learn more about safe and effective ways to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex.

Planned Parenthood Vasectomy
Vasectomy — also called male sterilization — is a surgical procedure. It is meant to protect against pregnancy permanently, so it’s super effective. Learn more about what a vasectomy is and how they work.

TeenSource Birth Control Information
Got questions about birth control (BC)? Learn all you need to know about BC and how to get it. For information via email, reach out to teensourceorg@gmail.com.

Gender and Sexuality

Clue Androgens 101
Find out how androgens (like testosterone) work.

Clue Estrogens 101
Find out how estrogens work.

National Center for Transgender Equality
Learn more about transgender rights and basics of gender identity. To speak with a person, call 202-642-4542.

Planned Parenthood Sexual Orientation and Gender Information
Find general information about gender and sexual orientation.

Planned Parenthood Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Information
Find general information about trans and gender non conforming identities.

Scarleteen Gender Information
Find out more about gender and gender identity.

Scarleteen Sexual Identity Information
Find out more about gender and gender identity.

Teensource.org Relationships Information
Learn about healthy relationships, sexual orientation, and gender identity here. For information via email, reach out to teensourceorg@gmail.com.

University of California San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Learn about transgender health, routine care for transgender individuals, and health policy for gender care here. For information via email, reach out to transhealth@ucsf.edu.

General Sexual Education

Bad Vibes Sex Toy/Lubricant Safety Information
Lubricant and sex toys are not monitored by the FDA. Bad Vibes provides information about carcinogens and unsafe ingredients in and use of sex toys and lubricants. To speak with a person, call 612-721-6088.

Bedsider Sex Ed Articles and Birth Control Access
Bedsider provides all kinds of articles about sex, bodies, relationships, and health, as well as remote access to mail-order birth control. To speak with a person, call 888-321-0383.

Clue Menstrual Tracking and Sex Ed Articles
Clue allows users to track their menstrual cycle, mood, and sexual activity using their app. Their website also provides information about sex, reproductive systems, hormones, and all types of bodies.

Planned Parenthood Services
Find general information about the services Planned Parenthood provides.

Scarleteen Sex Ed Articles
Scarleteen provides articles about sex, bodies, relationships, and health. Find message boards, a livechat helpline, and a textline on the same site.

Sex, Etc. Sex Ed Articles
Sex, Etc. provides articles about sex, bodies, relationships, and health.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Center for Disease Control HIV (PEP and PrEP) Information 
PrEP is a once-daily pill taken to prevent HIV. PEP is a one-month pill treatment taken after exposure to HIV.  Learn more about how it works. To speak with someone, call 800-232-4636.

Nurx. Get HPV Testing
Remote access to HPV testing can be extremely helpful. Learn more about mail order HPV testing options.

Nurx. Get PrEP
Remote access to PrEP can be extremely helpful. Learn more about mail order PrEP options.

PrEP Locator Find Your Provider
PrEP is a once-daily pill taken to prevent HIV. Find a provider (insured or uninsured) for PrEP. For information via email, reach out to info@preplocator.org.

Terrence Higgins Trust PEP Information
PEP is a one-month pill treatment taken after exposure to HIV. Learn more about how it works. To speak with someone, call 808-802-1221.

Terrence Higgins Trust PrEP Information
PrEP is a once-daily pill taken to prevent HIV. Learn more about how it works. Learn more about how it works. To speak with someone, call 808-802-1221.

What Is PrEP?
PrEP is a once-daily pill taken to prevent HIV. Learn more about how it works.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Family Tree Clinic Birth Control Information
Find out more about specific STDs and vaginal infections. To speak with someone, call
651-645-0478.

National Center for Transgender Equality
Learn more about the rights of HIV positive transgender individuals. To speak with someone, call 202-642-4542.

Planned Parenthood STI Information
Find out more about specific STDs.

TeenSource STD Information
Find out more about specific STDs. For information via email, reach out to teensourceorg@gmail.com.

Teensource.org What If I Test Positive?
Ever wondered what happens next, if you test positive for an STI? Learn more about treatment. For information via email, reach out to teensourceorg@gmail.com.

University of California San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health HIV Prevention
Learn more about HIV prevention and other health initiatives for transgender people. For information via email, reach out to transhealth@ucsf.edu

Local Resources

Health Services

Family Planning Service of Western Illinois (Galesburg, IL)
Phone: 309-343-6162
Make appointments for STD and HIV tests, HPV and cancer screenings, and other wellness visits here. One free exam or STD test is available to Knox Students per year through Family Planning Service of Western Illinois.

Howard Brown Health (Chicago, IL)
Phone: 773-388-1600
Make appointments for STD and HIV tests, HPV and cancer screenings, hormone replacement therapy, and other wellness visits specific to LGBTQ+ patients.

Knox College Health Services (Galesburg, IL)
Phone: 309-341-7559
Health Services offers UTI testing, pregnancy testing, free condoms and lube (also available through the Condom Hotline, menstrual supplies (also available coming soon through Student Senate), and birth control prescriptions. One free exam or STD test is available to Knox Students per year through Family Planning Service of Western Illinois. 

Planned Parenthood Peoria (Peoria, IL)
Phone: 309-681-0350
Make appointments for STD and HIV tests, HPV and cancer screenings, hormone replacement therapy, and other wellness visits.

Help and Question Lines

Sexual Education Message Boards: http://www.scarleteen.com/bb/
Sexual Education Livechat: https://www.scarleteen.com/our_live_chat_service
Sexual Education Textline: https://www.scarleteen.com/text_scarleteen

Knox College

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Printed on Friday, November 15, 2019