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Reproductive Health and Parenting

The Reproductive Health and Parenting Resource Coordinator serves as the first point of contact for any individual seeking out information, support, referrals and education around all stages of reproductive health, which includes pregnancy and parenting. They work with individuals in need of assistance and collaborate with the Student Care Network, Student Health Center and the Employee Wellness Programs to coordinate care for university community members. The coordinator plays an active role in campus programs to educate and engage students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars on topics related to pregnancy and parenting. The Reproductive Health and Parenting Resource Coordinator position was a subcommittee recommendation coming out of a university-wide task force.  More information can be found on the Reproductive Health Task Force site.

 

Reproductive Health Resources

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER: The Student Health Center (SHC) offers comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care for students, as well as contraception (IUDs, Nexplanon and pills) and emergency contraception. Students who require care, should contact Student Health for an appointment.

PROJECT SAFE: Project Safe provides information, support, referrals, and education about sexual and intimate partner violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking), as well as consent, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality to the Vanderbilt University community. Project Safe also maintains the Sexual Misconduct and Resource Information list.

MARGARET CUNINGGIM WOMEN’S CENTER: The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space for women and for all members of the Vanderbilt community that actively resist sexism and all forms of oppression by providing resources and educational programming. The center maintains a list of sexual health resources.

VANDERBILT CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH: The Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health is a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) program that offers a variety of programs and clinics related to women’s health. Accepts employee and student insurance for reproductive health services and procedures.

 

Pregnancy and Parenting Resources

VANDERBILT CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER: The VCFC provides supports and resources to the Vanderbilt community across the spectrum of life. Their websites provides resources in the following categories: new parents and lactation resources, early childhood care and education, family life resources, and adult/elder care resources.

MARGARET CUNINGGIM WOMEN’S CENTER: The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center provides a variety of resources including:

  • The center hosts a Parenting Group lunchtime program for the Vanderbilt community that addresses a range of topics, such as school choice, screen time and gender socialization. Most meetings feature a guest who leads a discussion about a topic of interest to group members. For more information and to sign up for the mailing list, click here.
  • Breastfeeding Welcome Here campaign aims to normalize pumping at work and raise awareness of the benefits for all employees. A breast pump is available for use at the center as well.
  • Email womensctr@vanderbilt.edu for information on the Employee Affinity Group for Women and Working Moms.

TITLE IX: The Title IX Office facilitates student, staff and faculty accommodation requests for pregnancy and parenting needs.

 

Critical Support Funds

Students

In 2020, Vanderbilt University established the Student Hardship Fund to support the immediate needs of students experiencing hardships. In 2022, the fund was renamed the Student Critical Support Fund to better convey its purpose – to give students peace of mind in a time of uncertainty and demonstrate the power and values of the Vanderbilt community. The Student Critical Support Fund supports the immediate needs of students experiencing a financial hardship that poses significant risk to their educational success. The fund addresses unexpected expenses for active undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with demonstrated financial need, including but not limited to, the cost of medical or mental health expenses if a student has been referred to a community provider via the Student Care Network or if the student requires care that cannot be provided on campus or in the state of Tennessee. Students who would like to apply to the fund for reproductive and parenting related expenses, should meet with the Reproductive Health and Parenting Resource Coordinator, Hannah Proctor, first to discuss resources available and complete the application.

FACULTY AND STAFF

The Employee Critical Support Fund, previously called the Employee Hardship Fund, was established in 1994 to financially assist Vanderbilt faculty and staff who are experiencing a non-recurring sudden or emergency-related financial hardship due to an unforeseen or unavoidable event. Similar to the student fund mentioned above, the employee fund was renamed in 2022. An award is intended to be a major step for the employee in the return to financial stability. The Employee Critical Support Fund program is not designed to address ongoing financial challenges and is not a loan that requires the funds to be reimbursed. Faculty and staff who have needs related to reproductive health and parenting should meet with the Reproductive Health and Parenting Resource Coordinator, Hannah Proctor, first to discuss resources available.

 

Office Hours for Hannah Proctor

Hannah Proctor will be holding office hours during the spring semester of 2023.  Times and locations are outlined below.

Zoom

Tuesday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm             START DATE: Jan 10, 2023           END DATE: May 2, 2023

Wednesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm      START DATE: Jan 11, 2023           END DATE: May 3, 2023

STUDENT CARE COORDINATION (Rand hall, suite 305)

Wednesday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm        START DATE: Jan 11, 2023          END DATE: May 3, 2023

 

PROJECT SAFE

Thursday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm            START DATE: Jan 12, 2023         END DATE: May 4, 2023