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Sexual Health Resources

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Key Resources
  • SHARP Training


  • SHARP News is an e-newsletter for leaders, instructors, health educators, preventive medicine technicians, and other health staff regarding sexual health and SHARP issues. E-mail us to be added to the distribution list for SHARP News >>


  • SHARP Toolbox DVD contains all the professional resources available on the SHARP website (and more). Contact us to order the SHARP Toolbox CD >>


  • Sexual Health Promotion Toolbox: (April is Sexual Health Month) provides activities, posters, fact sheets, films, plan of the day notes, and other easy to use resources for promotion of sexual health in Navy and Marine Corps workplaces by collateral duty command fitness leaders and health promoters.


  • Guideline: Brief Sexual Risk Assessment and Intervention: for service members during their annual periodic health assessment (PHA) or any primary care setting.


  • "Dear Doctor" letter: from Deputy Navy Surgeon General, 30 Nov 07) to all Navy health care providers - advocates sexual risk assessment of all adult and adolescent patients.


  • Guideline: Promotion of Sexual Health in Military Populations: is a "cookbook" approach to evaluating your command's sexual health promotion performance and for organizing a sexual health campaign.


  • Guideline: Targeted Condom Access for Disease and Pregnancy Prevention: Provides evidence-based information which supports targeted condom access efforts as an important component of a comprehensive prevention strategy.


  • Prevention Counseling Desk-top Assistant: Quick reference for medical care provider when discussing sexual behavior risk reduction with patients. The reference is based on the concepts and skills taught in the 2 day NMCPHC SHARP course "HIV-STD Prevention Counseling".


  • Sexual Partner Services Desk-top Assistant: Quick reference for medical care provider when working with patients to bring sexual partners to treatment. based on the concepts and skills taught in the NMCPHC course Sexual Partner Services.


  • Prevention Counselor Evaluation Form and Sexual Partner Services Evaluation Form: Supervisors' tools to evaluate graduates of the SHARP CDC-developed course "Fundamentals of HIV-STD Prevention Counseling course" and the "Sexual Partner Services course". To validate skills, provide helpful feedback, and ensure quality in this task, we encourage supervisors/trainers to observe a counseling session. Use this form (and the SHARP HIV-STD Prevention Counseling Desktop Assistant from their Student Manual) to conduct and document your evaluation. When you are satisfied the counselor has demonstrated competence, sign and send the form to NMCPHC-HP-SHARP. Your subordinate will receive a SHARP lapel pin in recognition of your certification of their skills. We also encourage periodic supervisory evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and quality, as recommended by the CDC (MMWR 50;RR-19;page 7; November 9, 2001).

NMCPHC Posters

These are intended for active duty members. It is inappropriate to display these posters where minors might view them.

Factsheets and Other Information Videos
  • Condom skills counseling video (NMCPHC)
  • HIVand Me (15:26): Produced by Center for Personal Development and SHARP (2006). The video is the FY07 GMT film. Features HIV positive Sailors sharing their knowledge and advice. Stream live from DVIDS. Also available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD (send email now).
  • Charting a Safe Course: A Sexual Health Guide (11:00): Produced by BUMED and SHARP (2013), this video features a marine and his doctor discussing his exposure to chlamydia and highlights risk reduction and partner notification. Stream live from DVIDS. Also available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD (send email now).
  • Reproductive Health Awareness: Think Ahead - Pregnancy and Parenting (19:00) Produced by BUMED and SHARP (2013), this video explores the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy on sailors and marines. Stream live from DVIDS. Also available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD (send email now).
  • Reproductive Health Awareness - Types of Contraception (26:00) Produced by Navy Medical Support Command and SHARP (2012), this video covers the full range of contraception options, highlighting advantages, disadvantages and levels of effectiveness. First Place Award Winner for 2012 DoD Training Films. Stream live from DVIDS. Also available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD (send email now).
  • HPV Vaccination (4:00) Produced by NPASE and SHARP (2014), this video explores the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy on sailors and marines. Stream live from DVIDS. Also available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD (send email now).
  • Living Positively with HIV (1:08:20) Produced by NETPDTC and SHARP (2006). For use with HIV positive military members. Promotes hope, staying healthy and protecting partners. Distribution limited to DoD. Available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD (send email now).
  • Liberty Brief (18:09). Produced by NHRC (1998). Depicts Marines on deployment and the consequences of unprotected sex. Available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD (send email now).