Monday, March 24, 2008

At Your Cervix

Here's a documentary to watch for:
At Your Cervix: a film dedicated to making pelvic exams respectful and pain-free

The documentary At Your Cervix explores the connection between the way medical and nursing students are taught pelvic exams and the reality that most women experience them as painful and disempowering.

At Your Cervix breaks the silence around the unethical methods used by medical and nursing schools to teach students how to perform pelvic exams; the most egregious being on unconsenting, anaesthetized women. At the same time, the film highlights the Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) Program in New York City. Fuelled by the spirit of women’s health activism, the GTA program began over 30 years ago and it has been shown to be the most effective way to teach exams and is also the most ethical and empowering to women
Check out the website for bios and more details!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These exams are unethical no matter how you train people. The test itself isn't even that effective, they should focus on making a test women could do at their home. There are several in development and have been proven to be more effective but why aren't they on the market? This is legal rape, there's no other word for it.

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