Where can I find information about the role of sexual health?

Sexual health can impact a person mentally, physically and emotionally, and maintaining your sexual health is an important part of maintaining your overall health.

Birth control

Most health insurance plans cover various forms of contraception, including counseling, as prescribed by a patient’s doctor. This means contraceptive services are available to you without any out-of-pocket costs like copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles.

Keep in mind that some “religious employers”, such as churches, may not be required to cover the costs of contraception and/or counseling, which means you may have to pay these costs on your own. Learn more about these types of exemptions here.

Sexually transmitted infections

Both men and women are susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STI symptoms aren’t always obvious, which is why it is important to know if your partner may have an STI. If you think you have STI symptoms or have been exposed to an STI, you and your partner should both get tested. Some STIs are easy to treat and cure; others require more complicated treatment. If untreated, STIs can increase your risk of getting another STI, such as HIV, and can also lead to infertility. Visit our helpful links to learn more about the symptoms of STIs.