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Welcome back to campus! While you're starting off your school year, remember to visit us at the Women's Resource Center. If you'd like a scholarship, work study, or volunteer position with us, remember that interviews take place from September 3-7. The application is TWO PARTS on tru positions in tru view. We would love to have you!
Have a safe and happy first week of classes!
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Happy first day of August! Believe it or not, school will be starting back up in just a couple of weeks, and the WRC is excited to begin the fall semester. We will be hiring for scholarship, work study, and volunteer positions this semester with interviews taking place September 3-7. If you are interested or know anybody who is, applications are on tru positions in truview. And, put August 29th in your calendar to come talk to us at the activities fair!
We hope that you have a great and relaxing last few weeks of summer!
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4 months ago

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The WRC would like to take a moment today to personally thank Colleen Ritchie. For those that don't know, Colleen Ritchie is the one responsible for making the Student Giving Campaign possible. Her generosity provided the funds that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place received for participating in the campaign (a total of $3,500). On top of that, Colleen also agreed to match all Tel-Alumni donations 1-to-1. This gave the WRC an extra $1,393 to donate to our cause.

Thank you so much Colleen! Your generosity will not go unnoticed!
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Women of Truman,

Spring break is here! The WRC would like to remind you to stay safe and have fun on your week off! We will have a plethora of events for all of you in the weeks after we come back! We hope to see all of your shining faces again soon!
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Minute Memo: Gonorrhea

WHAT IS GONORRHEA?

Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is transmitted through semen, vaginal fluids, and rectal fluids.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

Symptoms are usually mild or unnoticeable, especially in women. Symptoms in women are often mistaken for a mild vaginal infection or bladder infection. If symptoms do occur, they usually show up 2-7 days after contact and can manifest as the following:

Women:

  • A change in vaginal fluid
  • Change in periods, including more painful periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain in the lower stomach

Men:

  • Burning or pain when urinating
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Unusual fluid from the penis
  • Itchy feeling inside the penis
  • Pain and/or swelling in the testicles

If treated early, there are usually no complications. However, if left untreated serious complications such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, an infection that can cause infertility, problems getting pregnant, ectopic pregnancies, or ongoing pelvic pain, and Epididymitis, an infection of the testicles that can make it difficult to get a person pregnant, can occur.

TESTING AND TREATMENT

Most results are accurate 7 days after exposure. The treatment includes antibiotic pills. It is important to take the medications exactly as prescribed and take ALL the pills, even if you start to feel better. You should not have vaginal, oral, or anal sex for 7 days after you or your partner start the antibiotics.

You will be asked about who you have had sex with in the past two months. This is because gonorrhea is a reportable infection. Anyone you have had sex will need to be tested and treated. Partners are almost always given medication whether they have symptoms or not.


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