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Birth Control

Less than half of high schools in the United States mandate contraceptive and sexual health education. As a result, incoming college students often have little to no information - or inaccurate info - related to medically accurate contraceptive use. Our health educators will discuss all things concerning birth control and end with an anonymous Q&A where students will have the opportunity to anonymously ask questions on birth control and general sexual health. The following objectives will be met during this interactive presentation:


  • Students will be able to recognize all FDA-approved birth control methods according to their level of effectiveness at preventing pregnancy.

  • Students will understand how hormonal and barrier contraceptive work.

  • Students will understand the benefits and side-effects of different FDA-approved birth control methods.

  • Students will be able to identify the difference between birth control and emergency contraception.

  • Students will be challenged to question myths surrounding birth control and sexually transmitted infections (STI's).

  • Students will be able to navigate places they can access birth control.


To request a presentation, fill out the Presentation Request Form.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Health Education and Promotion at healthed@wku.edu or call (270) 745-4491.






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 Last Modified 8/18/23