What is the Condom Express program?
- A free, discreet, mail-delivery service to UGA students living in residence halls
- Safer sex supplies include: male condoms, female condoms, dental dams, and lubricants
- Instructions on proper use and sexual health resources are included with each shipment
Who is eligible to use the program?
- Students living on campus during summer school can still get shipments!
- Supplies can only be mailed to UGA students living in residence halls. Sororities, Fraternities, and Family Housing do not qualify for on campus shipping.
- Free safer sex supplies are always available for pick up at the University Health Center in the Health Promotion Department, Pharmacy, Lab, and medical exam rooms.
- Students living off campus can still submit a Condom Express order, but they must pick up their supplies in person from the Health Promotion Department.
What’s the need?
- According to the National College Health Assessment, the percentage of undergraduate UGA students who are sexually active increased from 61% in 2009 to 71.6% in 2014.
- However, the percentage of sexually active undergraduates who report “always” using a condom during vaginal sex decreased from 41.1% in 2009 to 24.2% in 2014.
- The CDC endorses condom distribution programs as evidence-based interventions that increase condom use and decrease STI transmission.
- Research on University Health Center distribution programs indicate that more innovative strategies are needed to ensure that the environments where students live are adequately reached.
How can I get more information?
This program is made possible through the collaboration with Boston University’s Condom FairyTM program and donations from Clarke County Health Department.