Transgender Care

Student Health Service does prescribe hormone therapy. Students can make an appointment with a Student Health Service medical provider for consultation. 

Simply call us at 715-346-4646 to schedule a consultation.

Lab Services

While transitioning, students can obtain lab work at Student Health Service at discounted prices. 

The prescribing provider may simply fax the lab order to 715-346-4752 or call us at 715-346-4646.

Pharmacy Services

While transitioning, students can obtain medications (including hormone therapy) with a prescription from their provider. 

For pricing information, call the SHS pharmacy at 715-346-4294.

Safer Sex

Safer sex is important for everyone. We all want to protect ourselves from unintended pregnancy, HIV, and STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

  • Choosing not to have sex provides 100 percent protection from HIV, STIs, and pregnancy.
  • Using alcohol or drugs can impair your judgment and make you less able to make good decisions about sex.
  • Use a condom every time you have oral, anal, or vaginal sex.
  • There are ways to express sexual feelings without having sex – masturbation, massage, and kissing are all low or no-risk activities. 

Learn how to properly use a condom with this video from Trojan Condoms. While this video shows a heterosexual couple using a condom, the lesson is universal to people of all sexual orientations!

Transgender and Safer Sex

If you are transgender, safer sex might be confusing. If you have recently transitioned or are transitioning, you might not be aware of the risks or might not yet feel comfortable talking about protection from a new point of view. But remember that whether or not you are ready to talk about it, HIV and STIs are still a very serious risk. Make safer sex your first priority!
  • Use a condom or a dental dam (a latex square placed over the contact area) whenever you have vaginal, oral, or anal sex.
  • HIV is transmitted through blood and sexual fluids. Be careful about coming into contact with either, or with open sores.
  • Some kinds of STIs are spread through skin to skin contact. Condoms can provide some protection against these.
  • Remember to use a new condom at every act of sex.

Other Resources

Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago -
University of California San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health -
World Professional Organization for Transgender Health -