SU research last academic year found that:
39% of students have never been tested for STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea
56% of students have never been tested for HIV
80% of students prefer to access sexual health testing on campus
48% of students feel that the current campus sexual health testing provision is insufficient to meet their needs
49% of students have delayed getting tested because of a lack of sexual health testing available on campus
As a result, we have worked with Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Services to be able to offer new student-led sexual health clinics on campus. Students will be able to access self-testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, signposting to local sexual health services, and free safer sex materials such as condoms, lube, and dams.
These clinics will be in addition to the termly sexual health clinics run by Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Service, the first of which will take place in the Copper Rooms on October 22nd.
If you’d like to find out more about being a student sexual health volunteer, and helping to facilitate the new student-led sexual health clinics please contact the SU’s Campaigns & Liberation Advisor via firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about accessing sexual health testing and free safer sex materials outside of the sexual health clinics here.