|DIY reproductive & sexual health workshops/discussions with the Doohickey Project.|
|Date||Thursday December 14|
|Time||5:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
|@ the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 515 Broadway, Santa Cruz.|
|Organizer/Author||Reclaim your body!|
You are invited to...
A community discussion with workshops on menstrual cycles, abortion options, and sexual health. This Santa Cruz event is part of a cross-country tour.
The Workshops Offered:
Facilitated Discussion on Abortion Options - A discussion on options for promoting bleeding. Including an explanation of clinical abortion procedure, access and legalities. An introduction to how plants can affect the uterus, and a description of menstrual extraction.
Anatomy and Self-examination - An overview of external and internal sexual and reproductive organs, with a focus on the redefinition of the clitoris. An option of guided cervical self-exams with speculums where time and space permits.
Menstruation, physiology and fertility cycles - A playful rundown of the menstrual cycle, the hormones involved and basic fertility signs.
What is the Doohickey Project?
The Doohickey Project is a few friends struggling to reclaim knowledge and control over our bodies. We are not doctors. We are not experts. We have been studying reproductive health through herbal school, personal experience, and among groups of friends. We believe that sharing information and supporting each other is an empowering way to grow and learn.
Because knowing your body parts and functions means greater understanding of self.
We wish to (re)emphasize that one focus of the tour is on abortion options. If this is something that you are fundamentally opposed to, you might want to consider not coming. We are making no attempts to change your opinion on that matter and expect the same courtesy from others. This will not be a forum for discussing the ethics of abortion. This will be a safer space for people of color, transgendered people and those who have had abortions. If you compromise their or others' safety and comfort, you will be asked to leave.
Be sure to see the beautiful flyer, posted here.
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