Women's Group Lobbies for Gynecologist

Proposal for a Gynecologist
Date: 
April 18, 1972

The Women's Group drafted a proposal for the hiring of a gynecologist "to serve in the Health Center at least once a week." They sent it to President Howard L. Rubendall for action by the college administration. The Women's Group ascertained from the 39 percent response they received from their questionnaires that 40 percent of the women surveyed currently used birth control and 28 percent had used the Family Planning Clinics in Carlisle or Harrisburg. Due to the overwhelming use of these clinics by students who did not qualify for federal assistance, Family Planning Clinics would not accept new student patients after April 29. According to the Women's Group, most female students could not afford private gynecologists, and even if they could, qualified physicians had an average waiting period of one month in Carlisle. The Women's Group believed that comprehensive health services included gynecological services, and they even located a willing gynecologist that the college could hire.

Location of Document in Archives: 
RG 2/50 Series 11 Box 3 Folder 6