Women's health at Northern Illinois University at Risk

Women's health at Northern Illinois University at Risk

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Shane Bowers started this petition to NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Northern Illinois Women's Health service maybe at risk

Notice about Northern Illinois University,

On June 7, 2018 a letter of intent (a working negotiation) was share after school was let out for the spring of 2018 semester. Northwestern medicine wants a  partnership  to change over Northern Illinois medical staff no later than 2019.  The partnership talks about  NIU student-athletes benefiting from this change over tremendously.  This petition  regards a women's health right issue. The release of this document fails to mention women's health resources.  

I've been contacted by  resources within this change-over regarding there job security. The onsite gynecologist will be laid off with no intention of rehire for women's services.  The staff is about 31 people at the Health services center on campus. The change-over with insider information says if the change over happens only 11 of the original staff will be kept.  More than half of the staff have been hand pink-slips which are notice of being laid off.  Please sign this petition to keep these peoples jobs and for women's health to being saved.  Below you can click the link that discusses the response for NIU student-athletes and how much they will benefit. Why are women health services ignored as an importance? Please sign this petition to save the only on-site Gynecologist Dr. Joseph Baumgart, M.D., FACOG  and  all the other people that have worked there for many years. 

Women's Health services provide these services:

Colposcopy, Depo-provera injections

IUD,Condoms , Nexplanon, Birth control pills, Diaphragms, Nuva Ring

Pregnancy tests, Plan B, Pap smear, STI testing, 

 

Also this has been a resource for gender non-conforming, gender neutral, and transgender persons by providing resources:

Hormone testing, Pap smears, and other resources helping the community health and safety

All women, trans individuals, gender non-conforming people have already been hit hard in the United States for the last two-years and history demonstrates reoccurring oppression in this society.  Let's stand together and make sure that the resource we do have will not be lost in our Universities. 

We have very little time to petition this matter and it's bigger than myself. 

Below the link for this released information as public knowledge:

https://www.niu.edu/marcomm/services/media-relations/news-releases/2018/06/northwestern-medicine-letter-of-intent.shtml

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