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Have you heard about the At Your Cervix documentary? I think it sounds really interesting and would love to see it when it’s finished. The documentary has made it to the finals at IdeaBlob.com– please go and vote for it if you are interested in this subject! They will use the prize money for post-production costs.

I’m sure all of us women would perfer that pelvix exams be comfortable and empowering! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 womenโ€™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.

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I have been looking into opportunities to learn some more skills… I am really hoping to get my Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification from Karen Strange, CPM. I hear her workshops are well worth it. Hopefully it will work out to do so very soon!

And I am very determined to finish the third phase of my AAMI studies sooner rather than later. Which means I shouldn’t be procrastinating blogging, but instead I should be studying! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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