Sexual Health Education Program

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The Sexual Health Education Program's (SHEP) mission is to empower students in feeling comfortable with their bodies and making informed decisions about their sex and sexuality, including whether or not to be sexually active.

Services provided are inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and levels of sexual knowledge and experience.

SHEP Programs

Sexpert Education Clinic - Weekly Peer Sexual Health Appointments

Students can meet one-on-one (and/or with their partner) with a trained Sexpert (peer sexual health educator) on Fridays from 12-3 pm in Health Promotion (2nd floor of UHS) to:

  • Discuss sexual decision-making, sexual communication, safer sex, and contraceptive options.
  • Get an HIV antibody test.

To meet with a Sexpert and have your questions answered, schedule your Sexpert Education Clinic Appointment via the eTang portal today! Rapid HIV Testing Appointments are available but not required - use this Google calendar to register.

PB HLTH 180 The Evolution of Human Sexuality

This course is built around an evolutionary perspective of the basis of human mating behavior and explores a variety of topics in human sexualtiy with the goal of helping us to understand ourselves and to understand and accept the behavior of others. The course takes examples from art, sociology, anatomy, anthropology, physiology, contemporary politics, and history to explore the richness of human sexual behavior and reproduction and the interaction.

Student Outreach on the UC Berkeley Campus

Outreach activities are highly interactive and provide free samples of condoms, dental dams, and lube, when possible:

  • Annual awareness events including Sexual Health Awareness Week and National Condom Day
  • Educational presentations for your class, organization or living center; see current workshop topics
  • Advice and materials for students who wish to put on their own sexual health workshop
  • Random distribution of safer sex supplies to Berkeley students

To request an outreach service, complete the SHEP Resource Request Form with at least 1-week advance notice.

Upcoming Events

Each year, SHEP celebrates Sexual Health Awareness Week (SHAW) in September / October and National Condom Week in February. 

See all upcoming UHS events on the calendar webpage

Sex Tips on Facebook and Instagram

The Sexual Health Education Program posts tips on Instagram and Facebook for various topics and themes.

Stay Connected with SHEP

Find SHEP on Instagram and Facebook

Safer Sex Supplies

Students in SHEP provide FREE safer sex supply samples at all workshops and tabling events we staff. If you would like to provide safer sex supplies at your campus event complete the Sexpress (bulk safer sex supply order form). Requests are approved on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Need supplies for personal use? SHEP stocks FREE external condoms and lubrication samples at the Tang Center. Check the display case located on the 2nd floor, Bancroft side. A limited number of supplies are placed here each month. Once supplies are gone they will not be replaced until the following month. For additional locations where you can purchase condoms feel free to check out the SHEP Safer Sex Supply Map. We've mapped locations within a 1-mile radius of campus offering safer sex supplies.

Home STI Test Kits

No appointment. No Doctors. Fall 2022 Semester Only.

What STIs will the kits test for and how?

The kit will test for chlamydia and gonorrhea only. The kit works by testing the site (orifice) used for sex via a swab or urine sample. We offer 1-site (vaginal) or 3-site (penis, oral, anal) test kits.

What if I don't have SHIP?

No problem. You can still get a free test kit.

 Where can I get a test kit?

Drop by the Health Promotion Office (2nd floor of the Tang Center) on Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm. Ask for Robin Mills. 

What do I do once I get the kit?

There are 4 easy steps: 1. Register Kit (See Instruction Care inside the kit). 2. Collect specimen. 3. Return kit using prepaid postage. 4. Receive results using registration info.

What if my test comes back positive?

Upload results to the eTang patient portal. You will be contacted by your Primacy Care provider to start treatment. No SHIP? Contact your doctor to share the results and start treatment. 

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Mills at robinmills@berkeley.edu.

Other Resources

Sexual Health & COVID-19 Resources

Relationships & Dating During COVID

COVID and Dating Handout

Relationships & Dating during COVID-19 flyer

Sex & COVID

COVID & Sex

Sex & COVID-19 flyer