The Orion

The O Face: Testing, testing STI’s

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Nicole Henson

February 7, 2017

According to the Student Health Center, 1 in 2 sexually active college students either has or will have a sexually transmitted infection before the age of 25. Although this may be unsettling, the numbers should come at no surprise. How someone acquired genital warts over the weekend isn't a conve...

Back to school, back to hooking up

Illustration by Madison Holmes Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

August 24, 2015

The weekend night party is an all too familiar scene involving the inevitable hookup. It's an exciting feeling when the party is coming to a close, but you know the night isn't quite over yet.With students returning for the new school year, reunions take place between friends and lovers and new relationships begin to form. Students ...

Chico State chlamydia tests increase

Jill Cannaday, nursing supervisor at Chico State Student Health Services. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Daisy Dardon

November 18, 2014

The number of chlamydia tests at Chico State has increased this year, according Chico State's Student Health Center.In the Student Health Service's 2013-14 annual report, there were 1,436 tests for HIV and 3,768 test for chlamydia, which rose from about 3,500 tests in 2012-13.Chlamydia is a common sexua...

Family planning program cuts benefits

Maria Martinez, administrative support assistant at the Student Health Center, enrolls students in FamilyPACT, a program that assists students with covering medical expenses.Photo credit: Christine Lee

Christine Lee

February 17, 2014

FamilyPACT is changing how mammograms and pregnancy tests are billed to Chico State students. Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment is a Medi-Cal program that assists men and women of childbearing age with covering reproductive health care expenses. Students don’t have to cover their copay or pay out of their own pockets with the program. Students who are u...

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