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Sexual & Reproductive Health Resources

Female Reproductive Health

RIC Health Services (Browne Hall)

Provides Gynecological Visits Including:

  • Annual Exams (PAP Smear As Indicated)
  • Breast Exams
  • Birth Control
  • STI Screenings
  • Free Pregnancy Testing
  • Menstrual Cycle Irregularities
  • Other GYN Problems
  • Free condoms, dental dams, and female condoms

Women’s Center (Lower level Donovan Dining Center):

The mission of the Women’s Center is to educate and advocate for the advancement of women’s equality and issues at the college and within the community.

  • Free menstruation products and information
  • Free condoms, dental dams, and female condoms

Pregnancy Options:

RIC Health Services: Free Pregnancy Testing and Options Discussion

Women’s Center

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraceptive, also known as the morning after pill, is a backup method of birth control when there is a possibility that your current birth control method has failed (ie. Broken condom, forgot to take pill, etc). It can also be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but the sooner you take it the more effective it is. You can buy Emergency Contraceptive over the counter at any drug store.

More information: https://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/emergency-contraception.html​

Male Reproductive Health:

RIC Health Services (Browne Hall) – Provides Annual and Problem Visit:

  • Testicular Screening
  • STI screening
  • Skin Evaluations
  • Other Genital-Urinary Complaints
  • Free Condoms provided

On-Line Resources:

LGBTQ+ Specific Care:

LGBTQ+ office with Coordinator, Chris Susi

The purpose of the office is to advocate for the various concerns, both academic and personal, of the LGBTQ+ campus community and its allies. Please visit website: http://www.ric.edu/lgbtq​

RIC Health Services (Browne Hall) – Provides Inclusive Wholistic Care

Health Services is committed to providing high quality, accessible and cost effective services in a non-judgmental atmosphere that values diversity and respects individuality.

  • Gynecological and Genital Urinary Care
  • Coordination with Endocrine Specialists with Transitioning
  • Assistance with Hormone Administration As Prescribed by Endocrine Specialist
  • STI Screenings
  • Information Regarding PEP and PrEP (Preventing HIV Exposure)
    Please visit website below – Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (GLMA) for patient resources and for Provider Directory:
    http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=938&parentID=534

Information Regarding PEP and PrEP (Preventing HIV Exposure)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP):

  • PrEP is a daily pill that can be taking for individuals who do not have HIV but are at an increased risk of HIV exposure.
  • https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/pre-exposure-prophylaxis/

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP):

  • PEP is a medication that can be taken up to 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent contraction of HIV infection.
  • https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/post-exposure-prophylaxis/

Miriam STI Free Clinic: PrEP evaluations and follow up are done at this office.
1125 North Main Street, Providence (Across from Walgreens)
Free and Anonymous STI clinic every Wednesday and Friday from 1:30 – 3:30pm
Available for men, women and members of the LGBTQ+ community
Walk-In, no appointment necessary
Call (401) 793-4715 for more information

Sexually Transmitted Infections:

RIC Health Services (Browne Hall) – Provides Annual and Problem Visit:

  • STI screening
  • Birth Control
  • Free Pregnancy Testing
  • Free Condoms, dental dams and female condoms

Miriam STI Free Clinic for Students without Insurance:
1125 North Main Street, Providence (Across from Walgreens)
Free and Anonymous STI clinic every Wednesday and Friday from 1:30 – 3:30pm; Available for men, women and members of the LGBTQ+ community
Walk-In, no appointment necessary
Call (401) 793-4715 for more information
PrEP evaluations and follow up are done at this office.

Women’s Center:

http://www.ric.edu/womens-center/

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infections:

  • What are they, types of STD/STI’s, and symptoms:
    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/stds-hiv-safer-sex
  • How to protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections:
    http://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/lowdown/index.html
  • If you are sexually active it is recommended that you get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections every six months.
    http://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm

Information Regarding PEP and PrEP (Preventing HIV Exposure)

Miriam STI Free Clinic: (See Information Listed Above) - PrEP evaluations and follow up are done at this office.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP):

  • PrEP is a daily pill that can be taking for individuals who do not have HIV but are at an increased risk of HIV exposure
  • https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/pre-exposure-prophylaxis/

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP):

Getting Treatment:

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Education and Advocacy at Rhode Island College

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Education and Advocacy is being implemented throughout our RIC campus with a mission to create a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for all RIC students free from sexual and relationship violence. Our strategies include:

Advocacy for Survivors/Victims:

  • IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE CRISIS, CALL 911
  • Title IX – Please visit the Title IX page for policy and reporting information and a comprehensive list of on and off campus resources regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, etc.
  • RIC Sexual Assault Brochure (Off and On-Campus Guide)
  • Campus Security
  • On Campus Confidential Resources and Support:
    RIC Health Services
    RIC Counseling Center

Prevention Education and Spreading Awareness:

  • Green Dot at RIC is an evidenced based bystander violence prevention program that reduces the prevalence of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Green Dot promotes a culture where
    • “Violence will not be tolerated”
    • “Every member of our community is expected to do their part to prevent violence”.
    • Hundreds of RIC students, staff and faculty have been trained by the RIC Green Dot team including all incoming freshmen.
  • Women’s Center:
    • Sexual Consent Trainings
    • Self-Defense and Safety Awareness Workshops
    • (Healthy Relationships? Social-emotional learning?, Promoting Healthy Sexuality?
  • LGBTQ+
  • Gender and Women's Studies​

Empowerment Opportunities to specific at-risk populations:

  • Women’s Center:
    • Strengthening leadership and opportunities for individuals identifying as female
    • Services and Programs for Families including cooperative preschool, RIC Student-Parent Association
  • RIC Health Services – Holistic Health Care; including Primary Care, Gynecological Visits, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing, and Birth Control
  • LGBTQ+
  • Unity Center
  • RIC Counseling Center​
  • Coexist
  • RICovery

An evidence-based “Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence” called STOP SV developed for communities and states by the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention is being used by RIC to guide our education and resources for students, faculty and staff.

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/sv-prevention-technical-package.pdf​​​​​​​

Page last updated: May 14, 2018