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A series on Sexuality: Baby Steps

Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Updated: Monday, December 12, 2011 15:12

"There's a wide network for students to tap into," she said.

Despite advertising efforts, Reichard said she does not know why students don't know about these resources.

"We advertise, we have interns, we have a website," she said. "I can't tell you why students don't know the resources we have."

Bourque said she believes this could be due to students having outside resources, and they may not need to use the ones offered by the university.

"They might have their own OB-GYN. They might find support in their friends and family and might not need counseling," she said.

Reichard said she encourages students to talk to her.

"I'm also always open to any student who wants to have a conversation about it," she said.

Nguyen was a commuter and said she believes her situation would have been different if she lived on campus.

"I probably would have tried to find help," she said.

Williams, who also was a commuter, agreed.

"I would have been in the know more," she said, if she lived on campus.

Both Nguyen and Williams gave birth this past summer. Nguyen said she plans to return to Loyola in the spring.

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