Lafayette College Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will welcome the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to campus Wed., March 29 for What your parents may have missed when they gave you “the talk.” (5 p.m. • Oechsle 224 • MORE)

With support from the Women’s 5K Classic, BSC staff will inform Lafayette College students about HPV and important methods of prevention. They will also discuss the importance of cancer screenings and speak about the different types of PrEP. Students will learn about what resources are available to them at the Bradbury-Sullivan Center as well as on Lafayette’s campus.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection that affects all genders. It can be spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. While many people with HPV have no symptoms and the infection goes away on its own, some types of HPV can lead to serious health problems, such as genital warts and certain types of cancer, including cervical, anal, and throat cancer.

Getting vaccinated against HPV is one of the best ways to prevent HPV-related health problems. It is recommended that all children ages 11-12 receive the HPV vaccine, but it can be given to individuals up to age 45. Other methods of prevention include practicing safe sex, getting regular check-ups and screenings, and discussing HPV and other sexually transmitted infections with sexual partners. By learning more about HPV prevention and the resources available to them, college students can take control of their sexual health and reduce their risk of HPV-related health problems.

Please contact Chrystina Obleschuck at with any questions.

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