Whether an exciting and intentional decision or completely unexpected, a pregnancy in college can raise many anxieties, fears, and questions as we make decisions which feel best for us moving forward. Below we provide some answers to some of the most commonly asked pregnancy-related questions asked by UW Madison students!
There are no wrong answers in this journey! No matter what decision you make in your pregnancy, know that you are respected, supported, and fought for by Sex Out Loud.
Title IX protects you!
Title IX protects members of our campus community from discrimination against pregnant and parenting students on the basis of sex. A full list of protections can be found here!
Pregnant and parenting student rights include:
1. equal access to schools and activities
2. to choose to participate in separate programs for pregnant or parenting students
3. to be excused for absences due to pregnancy or childbirth for as long as is deemed medically necessary by the student's physician
4. To attend class and school activities without submitting a doctor's note
A non-exhaustive list of accommodations: parking permits, elevator keys, backdated withdrawals, incompletes, extended deadlines, excused absences.