Your sexual health is always an important consideration but even more so when you are abroad. Social cues may be different in your host country that could lead to an unwelcome sexual advance.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sexual health as a "state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence" (http://www.who.int/topics/sexual_health/en/).
Regardless of whether you are sexually active or not, you should be familiar with the risks associated with sexual activity and the ways to protect your sexual health.
One of the most significant risks is contracting Sexually-Transmitted Infections or Diseases (STIs or STDs), such as:
For more information, contact Babson's Health Services or utilitze the resources below:
CDC information on Sexual Health, http://www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth/
If you are a victim of sexual assault while you are abroad, Babson sexual assault resources are always available to you. Additionally, you will have resources in your host country. Please notify the Glavin Office staff and on-site coordinators immediately so we can support you.