Queen’s Student Wellness promotes its reproductive health services

Queen’s University Student Welfare Services (SWS) showed their support for all students’ pregnancy decisions with a post on their @queensuniversitybewell Instagram page last month.

The message was titled “I think I am pregnant, what should I do? stated that the Queen’s SWS clinic is “judgment-free” and outlined the pathways available to students wishing to terminate or continue their pregnancies.

“We have found that birth control and family planning are two common reasons students seek support from SWS,” Cynthia Gibney, executive director of SWS, said in a statement to The newspaper.

The SWS website does not name any pregnancy options on its list of medical services provided. The list of sexual health services includes access to contraceptive methods and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for students concerned about potential exposure to HIV. Additionally, SWS offers testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

“Over the past five years, a total of approximately 10,000 medical appointments have been made to provide sexual and reproductive health services, representing approximately 12-15% of all medical appointments in the country. course of a typical year,” Gibney said.

In the event of a pregnancy, SWS provides students with accurate information to help with their reproductive decisions. In the event of termination, SWS may refer students to local KHSC Lakeside Clinic abortion services. For students who are continuing their pregnancies, SWS offers prenatal and postnatal care.

“Student Wellness Services (SWS) is here to support students with physical or mental health issues,” Gibney added, “including those related to sexual and reproductive health.”

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