Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Sexual Health

Sexual health and sexuality is a large focus among students on any university campus. Many students find the university setting provides an environment which encourages them to discover their individual sexuality. They face many potentially life altering decisions such as sexual partners, relationship choices and their expression of sexuality.

Choosing a Birth Control Method

Deciding on a method of birth control that works for you and your partner can be a challenging process. The following websites provide information about the types of birth control methods available, how to use them and their effectiveness.

Sexual Assault and Violence

Sexual assault can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time, and it is never the fault of the person who has been assaulted.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

An important reason for practicing safer sex is to protect against sexually transmitted infections. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be contracted through sexual activities. The following links provide information about common STIs and HIV.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Health (GLBTs)

As students are discovering their sexual identity they may find themselves making choices about their sexual preferences. The following links provide information about GLBTs.

Safe Spaces - A local Kamloops service for youth ages 14-26 who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, transgender, questioning and their allies. Contact Safe Spaces at 1-250-371-3086 or sspaces@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

Healthy Relationships

All of us deserve to be in a healthy relationship, whether it is with our partners, our friends or our family. But what does it mean to be in a healthy relationship? Simply put a healthy relationship is one where there is mutual respect and trust, communication is valued, you feel like you can always be yourself and there is no pressure from the other person to change or do things you don't want to do. The following link provides some great examples of healthy relationship characteristics as well as what an unhealthy relationship might look like.

Campus Resources

Health Services (OM 1461)
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm
Health services offers:

  • prescriptions for birth control
  • regular pap tests
  • testing for sexually transmitted infections

Services are available by appointment. Appointments can be made in person at the clinic or by calling 250-828-5126.

Community Resources

Youth Clinic
A free confidential clinic for students 22 or younger.
Students may access the clinic for:

  • Teaching about sexual health
  • Pregnancy tests
  • STD tests
  • Obtaining birth control prescriptions
  • Free Condoms
  • Birth Control Pills at a reduced price
  • Depo Povera at a reduced price
  • Emergency Contraceptives at a reduced price

Location: Kamloops Public Health Office, 519 Columbia Street (in behind the Court House)
To Make an Appointment Call: 250-851-7300