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Sexual Health Educators


The Sexual Health Educators (S/HE) provide presentations on healthy relationships and sexual health to classrooms and housing units on campus. If you are interested in a presentation, please email the group at:, or contact the S/HE advisor, Dori Decker, at

Is S/HE a good fit for you?

We are looking for students who have an interest in learning about a wide spectrum of relationship and sexual health topics and sharing that information with other students in various ways.
The main topics the sexual health group covers includes:

  • Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Contraceptives
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Abstinence
  • Consent
  • Sexual assault prevention, resources and victim services
  • bystander intervention

S/HE Training

S/HE members are trained every fall in a variety of topics. Some of the speakers we have had include:

  • Sharon Anderson, Women's Health Nurse Practictioner
  • Planned Parenthood
  • The Women's Health Center
  • GLBT Panel
  • Natural Birth Practitioner
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Organizations

Learn more about relationships and sexual health:

  1. About Contraceptives: the Simplified Version (created by S/HE)
  2. Women's Health and Contraception at Health Services
  3. 4me@UMD: the MN family Planning Program
  4. Stoplight for consent, American Health College Association
  5. Sexually transmitted Infections, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  6. STI and HIV Testing at Health Services
  7. StepUp! Bystander Intervention; Got Your Back Back! UMD
  8. What did you drink? (Information about date rape drugs, brought to you by S/HE and APE)

Choosing a Contraceptive, What to know:

If you are interested in using a birth control method, it is important to meet with a health care provider who can facilitate the processs with you based on your medical history and sexual health lifestyle. If you are interested in researching various methods of birth control to better understand your options, the following websites may be helpful: This site's intended audience is teens and young adults. It is a very interactive site with fact sheets, videos with real patients, options for reminders (daily/weekly/90 days) and also fun features such as  frisky Friday announcements.

Method Match: This is a site created by the Association of Reproductive Health 
Professionals. There are aq series of questions you answer that will guide you to  particular methods.
There are fact sheets that can be downloaded and given to patients.

My Method: Planned Parenthood's My Method, lLike Method Match, asks a series of questions that will take you to the methods that meet your criteria.

Sexual Health Resources:

UMD Health Services –
            615 Niagra Court
            Duluth, MN 55812
            (218) 726-8155
Northland Gay Men’s Center -
            32 East 1st Street, Suite 103
            Duluth, MN 55802
            (218) 722-8585
PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) –
            32 East 1st Street, Suite 200
            Duluth, MN 55802
            Office: (218) 720-4890
            24-Hour Crisis Line: (218) 726-1931 or (866) 229-7425
Sexual Health Educators –
Planned Parenthood of Duluth –
            1001 East Central Entrance, Suite 200
            Duluth, MN 55811
            (218) 722-0833
Lutheran Social Services, Wellness Center, Free Teen Clinic (ages 13-24)- The Teen Clinic is located at:
            104 W 1st St, 2nd Floor
            Duluth, MN  55802
           (218) 733-1383
UMD Sexual Harassment Office –
            Cathy Rackliffe, Intake Coordinator
            Darland Administration Building, Room 255
            Duluth, MN 55812
            (218) 726-6827
Women’s Health Center -
            The Building for Women
            32 East 1st Street, Suite 300
            Duluth, MN 55802
            (218) 727- 3352
Women’s Resource and Action Center –
            Kirby Student Center 266
            1120 Kirby Drive
            Duluth, MN 55812
            (218) 726-6292
Queer and Allied Student Union-
The Women's Care Center -
           103 E. 1st Street
           Duluth, MN 55803
           (218) 623-7100




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