Until last summer, the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center offered birth control and contraceptives to students, faculty and staff.via Marquette Warrior
Operated by the College of Nursing, the clinic began to focus on women’s healthcare in 2011 and moved off campus in 2013. Heather Saucedo, formerly a case worker at MNHC, said students had taken advantage of the center’s services since it began as a primary care practice on campus in 2007.
Like the medical clinic, the center offered STI testing, men and women’s healthcare and other basic services. Unlike the medical clinic though, the university allowed the center to offer birth control to those who asked for it – though they could not advertise this service.
“It was a constant struggle, and we talked about it in every meeting,” Saucedo said. They were told that the subject was controversial and the goal was to respect Marquette’s Catholic roots. They could give birth control out, but few people knew.
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Contraceptive availability is one criterion evaluated by the 2015 Sexual Health Report Card, an annual sexual health resource study sponsored by Trojan Brand Condoms. Of 140 universities ranked nationwide, Marquette was 118th.This is akin to using the Marlboro sponsored health studies as a legitimate evaluation.