Consent is a concept that can be applied to everyday social interactions as well as sexual experiences. People have a variety of values around bodily autonomy which may impact their preferences around physical interaction, so it is important to speak with people ahead of time about their expectations and personal boundaries. The information in this article is intended to help well-meaning people take care of themselves and each other in sexual situations, but it is important to be aware that the language of consent may be manipulated to hurt someone.
General Health & Wellbeing
Welcome to the General Health section of our website. On these pages you will find information on a wide range of physical and emotional health concerns and topics. Use the tabs above in the General Health section to find information on topics ranging from sleep and stress to trans health and pregnancy. Don't let this information take the place of regular medical care and be sure to access the Health and Wellness Services on campus as needed.
Relationships are an integral part of our well-being. Our connections with friends, romantic partners, roommates, coworkers, family, and others can have a significant impact on our emotional well-being, our physical health, and even our academic performance. While relationships may vary in closeness and dynamics, finding a sense of belonging and building connections that are fulfilling and empowering is important for your personal growth and overall satisfaction.
There are lots of resources to keep you emotionally and physically well here at Brown.
This page is meant to provide information and resources for gender affirming care so you can take steps to be in control of your health. Because there is a wide range of gender identities and experiences, not all of the topics presented below may be relevant for you.
Rigid definitions of masculinity are toxic to men's health. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized that men's tendency to die at younger ages may correlate to the harmful ways that masculinity has been defined in society and the ways that men have been conditioned to practice it.