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Event Series Event Series: 2023-2024 Program Year

At Your Cervix: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Consent

February 22 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

At Your Cervix follows filmmaker and sexuality educator, A’magine, as she exposes how medical and nursing students are often taught on unconscious patients without their knowledge or consent. Interviews with students, patients, doctors, midwives, politicians and advocates provide compelling and often deeply emotional testimony as to why nonconsensual and unethical pelvic exams on patients under anesthesia must end.

At Your Cervix goes inside OB/GYN medical education programs and looks at the way their racist and sexist legacy of exploitation has created a culture of non-consent in gynecology. Starting with the inception of the OB/GYN profession, whose founder, Dr. Marion Sims, experimented on vulnerable, enslaved Black women, this oppressive legacy continues.

The film offers an empowering solution that will revolutionize how pelvic exams are taught and performed in schools and clinics across the country. (Film is ~70 minutes)

Panel following the film At ~5:15 pm, join us for an informative discussion with:

  • A’magine, sexuality educator, activist and At Your Cervix filmmaker
  • Dr. Michele David, Chief of Quality and Safety at MIT Medical
  • other local activists and scholars for reproductive justice TBA

Dr. Amy Agigian, director of the Suffolk University Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights will moderate.

We are grateful for the following co-sponsors

Our Bodies Ourselves TodaySuffolk University

Center for Health HumanitiesMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality StudiesUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston

Pre-health liaison, Simmons University

Upper Middlesex Commission on the Status of Women