Statement Regarding Recent Supreme Court Decision (Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization)
Access to reproductive health care services is interconnected to UMD’s mission of supporting students’ abilities to reach their full potential personally, academically, and professionally.
The University Health Center (UHC) and the Division of Student Affairs strongly affirm each student’s right to make empowered choices for themselves and to have autonomy and agency over their bodies and health care.
Reproductive rights, justice, and access are critical to all genders, and it is important for us to center the needs of those most impacted by the Supreme Court’s decision. This includes, among others, women of color, LGBTQ+ and trans folks, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault and violence, undocumented students, and people living without financial stability or security.
This summer, the UHC will reach out to the various campus offices that provide support for these populations to ensure that they are aware of our many sexual health and reproductive health services. The UHC continues to provide a wide variety of sexual health and reproductive health services to all registered students.Some services may be available to the broader campus community. Visit the links below for more information.
UHC Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Services
In addition, our CARE to Stop Violence department provides free confidential counseling and advocacy services for survivors and secondary survivors of power-based violence (e.g., sexual assault and relationship violence). CARE is available to survivors 24/7 via the CARE Crisis Line (301.741.3442) and available by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Health Center can provide emotional support, resource navigation, transportation for medical services, and limited financial resources through the Victim Assistance Fund.