Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness
Wesleyan University's Sexual Health Education Group
ASHA works to provide young people with the resources and knowledge they need to make their own informed, sexual decisions. We empower young people to be active participants in their sexual education and to take charge of their bodies, as well as their emotional and physical health.
ASHA leads interactive workshops, taught by Wesleyan students, at local high schools and within Wesleyan’s community that cover STI’s, safer sex practices, sexual assault prevention, communication, consent, pleasure, and other sexual health issues. ASHA is committed to holding events, creating content, working with other Wesleyan organizations, and bringing speakers to campus that all deal with sexual health in creative and challenging ways.
Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness at a Glance
Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness was founded in 2000 and has been dedicated to providing young people with sexual health and pleasure resources ever since.
Please click the link to access the current and archived editions of our newsletter with links to our news, upcoming events and featured articles.
High School Workshops
ASHA members are trained to lead comprehensive sexual health workshops for local Connecticut high schoolers. We partner with schools to educate their students about STI prevention, contraception, bystander intervention, and communication.
On Campus Presence
ASHA has expanded its on campus presence because we believe it is necessary for sex education to be a continuous process, even after high school. Our members lead sexual health workshops for student groups, host panels on topics relating to sex, sexuality, and gender, and bring speakers to campus.
Sexual Health Information
General STI Testing Information
If you want to look up testing sites in your area, or just aren’t sure what you need to get tested for, visit this website for more information.
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
A coalition of sexaul assault crisis programs working to end sexual violence. The phone numbers are hotlines for support for sexual assault survivors or crisis assistance.
Sexual Health Information Specific to Wesleyan University
Davison Health Center
The Davison Health Center provides an array of services for Wesleyan students including sick visits, allergy and immunization services, travel consultation, laboratory and dispensary services, and specialty clinics for gynecological care, sexual health and wellness services, HIV counseling and testing, and nutrition counseling.
Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education (SACE)
Director Johanna DeBari ()
The SACE Office serves as a confidential resource to students whom have experienced sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, or other forms of intimate partner violence. In collaboration with the Director of Healthy Education and the Title IX Office, Johanna coordinates and creates training and education programs for sexual violence prevention & healing for students groups, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Sexual Assault Response Team
SART Intern Asiyah Herrero ()
The faculty, staff, and student SART members support students who have experienced any form of intimate partner violence by explaining options for medical care, mental health care, housing, academic concerns, and how to file a report with the University and/or the Middletown Police Department. Contact Asiyah with questions about Wesleyan's sexual violence resources and support, to report an incident, plan an event, or just talk about any of these topics.
WesWell Office of Health Education
The staff of WesWell provides services that include:programs and outreach to promote positive health behaviors and provide educational information on various topics, including body image, stress, sexual assault, sexual health, sleep, nutrition, and alcohol and other drugs. WesWell is located in the Davison Health Center and provides free internal/external condoms, dental dams, and lube.
Sexual Health Information Specific to the Middletown Area
New Horizons Domestic Violence Services
Provides shelter and support for those fleeing from domestic violence. Call (English Hotline: 1-888-774-2900 Spanish Hotline: 1-844-831-9200
for 24 hour services or go for in-person assistance.
Middletown Community Health Center
The CHC provides testing for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. They also provide the HPV vaccine and hepatitis B vaccine.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Incorporated, Meriden and New Britain Centers
Services Offered: Chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis tests; conventional and rapid HIV blood tests; hepatitis A and B vaccines; hepatitis B and C tests; HPV vaccine; pregnancy testing and services; emergency contraception, and more.
Women and Families Center
The Women and Families Center is committed to promoting equity and improving quality of life through services that foster empowerment and independence. Among other things, they offer sexual assault crisis services, preschool and childcare programs, and youth empowerment programs.
Meet the ASHA Core Team
Hello!! I'm a co-coordinator of ASHA and major in Science in Society and Psychology. I have been working with ASHA since her freshman year. In my time with ASHA, I've worked to facilitate various creative outlets for grappling with sexual health and identity. Most importantly, I am excited by the idea that crushes are inherently anti-capitalist!
Hi!! My name is Jess and I'm a senior majoring in Gender Studies and Sociology. I love cooking, going to the beach, and teaching sex ed! Since my first year at Wes, I've been participating in thoughtful, kind, and challenging conversations about sexual health and pleasure. I'm so grateful to have learned so much from my peers in ASHA!!
I am so happy to be a co-coordinator for ASHA this year! I am a Gender Studies & Psychology double major. I love Love Island (British), baking, and laughing so hard my stomach hurts. On a serious note, this work is incredibly meaningful to me. Good sex ex is powerful & liberating!
My name is Michaela and I am from Brattleboro, Vermont. I loves to spend time with my dog, especially on long snowy walks in the woods. I'm a Hispanic Literatures and Cultures major and hopes to attend medical school after Wesleyan.
My name is Maya and I am a senior music major from Brooklyn! I like drinking tea and watching TV, but I LOVE talking about sex ;)
Hey! My name is Stephanie and I am a second year. I intend to double major in American Studies and Psychology. I am from the best place in the world, Los Angeles and my favorite food is Korean BBQ.
Hi my name is Leah Baron and I am a sophomore from the Bay Area, California. I am majoring in American Studies and pursuing a certificate in Civic Engagement. My favorite thing about teaching sex ed is having conversations with students and peers that invite vulnerability, discovery, and FUN! I love to sing, collect postcards, and talk about being a twin!
My name is Emma and I’m a sophomore prospective FGSS and Sociology major. I’m from Boston, and this summer she worked at a sexual violence prevention non-profit and a restaurant. My favorite snack is Jalepeño Veggie Straws!
Hey guys! My name is Gina, I’m a senior Gender Studies and American Studies double major from the best state, New Jersey! When I’m not busy napping, I’m hanging with friends or eating vegan snacks.
hii. i’m jahnavi and im a pisces sun and aquarius moon :~) one of my favourite topics of discussion is milk/milk substitutes and i’m very passionate about crushes n crushing!
And many more incredible members!