Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG)

A Peer Health Model to Safer and Smarter Sex. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sexual health as "the state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction and infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive, respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.” This program is designed to address the current gap at Linfield College in Sexual Health and Contraceptive Care education by empowering our students to make safe and smart choices about sex.