Family Planning

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Date: 
April 1974

The Women’s Newsletter reports that Dickinson women have contributed in all three roles of patient, volunteer and staff, at the Family Planning Service in Carlisle.  Doneby Smith and Elizabeth Rice report on Dickinson’s involvement with the clinic and describe the unique services that practitioners at Family Planning provide, including pelvic and breast examinations, treatment of infections, if needed, information on birth control methods and the birth control of their choice.  Women who come to the clinic are entering a secure environment, where in addition to the services mentioned already, practitioners serve a crucial role by listening, discussing, and teaching.  Since the service started in Carlisle, "there have been a succession of Dickinson women employed in various capacities," as well as college students seeking out the services of Family Planning.

Location of Document in Archives: 
Women's Resource Center Newsletter Dropfile