President Martha Pollack refuses to support Student Assembly and University Assembly resolutions requesting that the University provide funds for a campus M.D. gynecologist, disappointing several S.A. members.
We are 136 current and former Cornell students. We include members of the Pelvic Pain Association of Cornell, Disability+, Graduate Women in Science, QGrads, Women’s Health Initiative, Planned Parenthood Generation Action at Cornell, PERIOD@Cornell, Women’s Law Coalition, and the Women of Color Collective, among others. We include students who suffer from pelvic pain and allies of people with pelvic pain. We are writing this letter to urge Cornell to provide funding for Cornell Health to hire an MD gynecologist. Specifically, we need a gynecologist with experience diagnosing and treating chronic vulvovaginal and pelvic pain conditions such as vulvodynia, endometriosis, PCOS, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Planned Parenthood announced a merger with five affiliates in New York State — including the organization’s local Ithaca branch — in a move to increase access to high quality reproductive care in the state.