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SHAG (Sexual Health Advocacy Group)

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SHAG

Welcome to SHAG – the Sexual Health Advocacy Group at Emory! We are a new registered student organization that promotes positive sexuality, educates Emory students about safer sex practices, and hosts many events including our annual Sex Week!

Mission Statement: The mission of SHAG is to promote positive sexuality at Emory University through education, discussion, encouragement, and marketing. We strive to have 100% of Emory University students displaying knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that promote positive and healthy sexuality.

Around campus, we are best known for our annual Sex Week, which happens every February around Valentine’s Day. Sex Week consists of multiple interdisciplinary events for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students! Below was the fun-filled line-up for this past year’s Sex Week. Check out this article from The Emory Wheel!

http://emorywheel.com/sex-week-arouses-student-interest-in-sex-positivity/

We ended the week with an evening of laughter and learning with Megan Andelloux, a clinical Sexologist who talked about pleasure, sex toys, and the importance of understanding yourself and what you like. Learn more about Megan here: http://www.ohmegan.com/

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Other SHAG events included bringing Laci Green to campus, a Sex and Religion panel, Sex Trivia in Residence Halls, and tabling at Wonderful Wednesdays.

As a new student organization, we are rapidly growing and excited about all of the great things we can offer the Emory Community! If you have questions or are interested in joining SHAG, email us at SHAGatEmory@gmail.com or our Co-Presidents, Laura Kessler (laura.kessler@emory.edu) and Bella O'Neill (isabella.oneill@emory.edu

Peace, love, and safer sex!

Sexpert

Do you wanna be a Sexpert?

Have you ever wondered about how you can improve your sexual experiences? Are you looking for a fun, safe space to talk about sex with other people who want to talk about sex? Wouldn’t you love to learn about ways to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections? Do you wish you knew more about different birth control options?

If you said YES to any of these questions, you might want to be a Sexpert! The Sexpert mini-course is a series open to all students, of all genders and all sexual orientations! This 8-hour course can be taken in different time-slots: over a weekend, or over a few weeks.

This is not your typical sex ed – you will learn many things, such as how to negotiate condom use, how to communicate your sexual desires to a partner, how to select a method of birth control, and advantages and disadvantages of various sex positions (to name a few). At the end of the course, in addition to receiving an awesome Sexpert t-shirt, you will know more about your body, yourself, and your sexual preferences.

If you have questions, or would like to receive information about future Sexpert sessions, please email SexpertEmoryOHP@gmail.com or Kate Chiseri at kate.chiseri@emory.edu!

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Sexual Health - Resource List

On-Campus Resources

Name

Location/Contact Information

Services Offered

Price Range

 

Office of Health Promotion

 

1525 Clifton Road

1st floor

Atlanta, GA

Emory University

 

404-727-7551

-Safer Sex Materials by request

- Support for student organizations and class projects

-Condom distribution

-Mini-courses and workshops

 

No cost

(There may be a charge for large quantities of safer sex supplies)

 

Student Health Services

 

1525 Clifton Road

2nd floor

Atlanta, GA

Emory University

 

404-727-7551

-Annual wellness exams

-Well-woman visits

-Pap smears

-STI testing

-HIV testing, PREP clinic

-Contraceptives

-Emergency Contraception

-Pregnancy Testing

 

No cost for students with Emory University Aetna Insurance

 

For students without the Emory Aetna insurance, costs may vary

 

 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

 

1462 Clifton Road

Suite 235, 2nd floor

Atlanta, GA

Emory University

 

404-727-7450

- Short-term counseling for     individuals and couples

-Outside counseling referrals

-Screening for Depression/Anxiety

-Survivor support needs

 

No cost

 

 

Office of LGBT Life

 

Dobbs University Center

Room 232E

Emory University

 

404-727-0272

-Support for LGBT students through support, space, programming, and advocacy

 

No cost

 

Sexual Health Advocacy Group

(SHAG)

 

https://www.facebook.com/EmorySHAG

-Undergraduate student group focusing on promoting positive sexuality

 

No cost

 

 

 

 

Off-Campus Resources

Name

Location/Contact Information

Services Offered

Price Range

 

Feminist Women’s Health Center

 

1924 Cliff Valley Way

Atlanta, GA 30329

 

404-728-7900

1-800-877-6013

-Abortion care

-Trans health

-Wellness services

-Birth control

-STI testing

-Community Education and Outreach

Costs Vary

(discounts for students, Medicaid card holders, those who demonstrate financial need)

Planned Parenthood

Many locations

Downtown Atlanta Planned Parenthood

75 Piedmont Ave NE

Suite 800

Atlanta, GA

 

404-688-9300

-Birth control

-HIV testing

-LGBT services

-Men and Women’s health care

-STI testing and treatment

-Pregnancy Testing

-Emergency Contraception

-Abortion services not available at this location

-Also available for student programming

 

Costs vary

(Sliding fee scale; some insurance accepted; Medicaid accepted; if uninsured, may qualify for a lower fee scale)

 

DeKalb County Health Centers

 

Multiple health centers/clinics  in DeKalb County

 

Main switchboard

404-294-3700

 

(ex.) Dekalb Medical Center

2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA

404-501-1000

(Services may vary by location)

-Pap smears

-Family planning services

-STI testing and treatment

-HIV testing

-Pregnancy related care

-Evidence collection in sexual assault/rape situations

 

Costs vary

(depending on type of insurance)

 

Fulton County Health Department

 

 

Multiple health centers/clinics in Fulton County

 

Main contact number

404-612-1211

-STI testing and treatment

-HIV clinic

-Family Planning

-Health Promotion and Community Health Education

 

Costs vary

(fees are charged based on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size; must be a Fulton County resident)

 

The Health Initiative – Georgia’s Voice for LGBTQ Health

 

The Phillip Rush Center

1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Suite A

Atlanta, GA 30307

 

404-688-2638

-A variety of programs and support groups dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ Georgians through education, advocacy, support, and access to care

 

Costs vary

(no cost to use referral service; cost for medical services from providers will vary)

 

 

 

Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Support Resources

On- and Off-Campus

 

The Respect Program

 

Office of Health Promotion, Emory University

404-727-1514

Respect@emory.edu

http://respect.emory.edu

 

 

-Engages with Emory to prevent and respond to sexual assault and relationship violence

-Support, advocacy, and resources for students, staff, and community members

 

Emory Help Line

 

 

404-727-HELP

(404-727-4357)

Available 8:30pm – 1:00am

 

 

-Confidential, Student-staffed, SAPA trained

 

Title IX Coordinator for Emory Students

 

 

404-727-7195

http://sexualmisconductresources.emory.edu

 

 

-Title IX is the federal law that requires colleges and universities to address sexual harassment and sexual misconduct

-Oversees University policy relating to Title IX

 

 

Day League Rape Crisis Center

 

 

404-377-1428

404-377-1429

 

204 Church Street, Decatur, GA

www.dayleague.org

 

 

-24 hour confidential crisis line

-free counseling service

 

National Dating Abuse Helpline

 

 

1-866-331-9474

http://www.loveisrespect.org

 

-24 hour confidential crisis telephone line

-live online chat support (5:00pm – 3:00am EST) on their website

 

 

RAINN – Rape, Abuse, and Incest Hotline

 

 

1-800-656-HOPE

(1-800-656-4673)

https://ohl.rainn.org/online

 

 

-24 hour confidential telephone hotline

 

-24 hour confidential online hotline

 

Georgia Domestic Violence Hotline

 

 

1-800-334-2836

 

-24 hour hotline