Community Wellness Services
- Free contraception: A limited amount of safer sex supplies are available on the third floor of E23 outside the Community Wellness offices.
- Peer support: MedLinks volunteers can direct you to free condoms in your residence. Pleasure educators can help answer questions about specific types of condoms and about navigating sex and sexuality at MIT.
Have a question or concern? MIT Medical can help! We are committed to providing comprehensive, supportive, individualized healthcare and health information to individuals with diverse expressions of gender and sexuality.
All of our primary care providers are Board Certified in Primary Care and are knowledgeable on issues related to sexual health. Communicating with your primary care provider about your sexual health is an essential part of patient care. After all, sexual health is an important part of overall health.
- Checkups and other medical services, including the HPV vaccine and prescriptions for contraception, in Primary Care and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
- Confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Your primary care provider (PCP) or gynecologist can test you for STIs. If you don’t already have a PCP or gynecologist at MIT Medical, call 617-253-4481 to make an appointment with Primary Care. Testing is free for all registered students; results are available in approximately four days.
- Contraception counseling, prescriptions, and supplies
- Hormonal therapy options for transgender patients
- LGBTQ+ Health service
- Counseling and consultations with providers in Student Mental Health and Counseling Services (students only). Call 617-253-2916.
Resources & Links
- Go Ask Alice!, a health Q&A resource from Columbia University.
- Sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (American Sexual Health Association)
- Sexual health (MedlinePlus).
- Sexually transmitted infections (MedlinePlus)
- AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
- LGBTQ@MIT, support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and friends.
- BAGLY, The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth.
- Fenway Community Health, serving the Boston-area LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS.
- Lgbthealthchannel, providing information about health and wellness issues that affect the LBGTQ community.
- PFLAG, a national organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
- It's Your (Sex) Life
- Love is Respect
- Avert: Global information and education on HIV and AIDS
- Sexual Health: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)