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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

Truman State University Women's Resource Center
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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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Chlamydia

Cause– It is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and is transmitted through semen, vaginal fluids, and rectal fluids during unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex.
Symptoms– People often do not show symptoms of chlamydia (especially women). If symptoms do develop, it may take 14-21 days after sexual contact before they appear. It is important to know that even if someone doesn’t show any symptoms, they can still pass the infection to someone else.
Women:

  • A change in vaginal fluid
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex, spotting between periods, or more painful periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain in the lower stomach

Men:

  • Burning or pain when urinating
  • Unusual fluid from the penis
  • Itchy feeling inside the penis
  • Pain and/or swelling in the testicles
  • Rectal bleeding or pus

Complications: If treatment is started early, chlamydia does NOT usually cause long term problems. But if left untreated, serious complications can occur including:

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease- A serious infection that can lead to infertility, difficulty getting pregnant, ectopic pregnancies, or ongoing pelvic pain
  • Epididymitis: Infection of the testicles that can lead to infertility or make it difficult to get pregnant.
  • Increased chance of getting HIV

Testing: Most test results are accurate 2-3 weeks after a person comes in contact with chlamydia. This means that if you are tested before 2 weeks, you could get a false negative result and the infection could go undetected.

  • Males: Urine and sometimes a swab is taken from the throat, penis, and rectum
  • Women: Urine and sometimes a swab from the cervix or vagina.

Health Care Providers will often test for multiple STIs. Results usually come back in 2-10 days. While waiting for results, you should use condoms.

Treatment: 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 starts the antibiotics.

You will be asked about who you have had sex with in the past two months. This is because chlamydia 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.

Center For Disease Control on Chlamydia

British Colombia CDC Smart Sex Resource on Chlamydia
The Women’s Resource Center offers a variety of barrier contraceptive measures for free!


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