Highlights of 6. May 2013
Let’s take a look at how little privacy is accorded to the most private matter of all – an individual’s sexuality.
Highlights of 18. March 2013
When Springtime Friskiness Returns
Highlights of 19. February 2013
Everything in life involves ... physics. Today’s Highlights deal with soapsuds and lactic acid.
Abortion in Canada: Part of the Health Act Rather than a Crime for 25 Years Now. The doctor Henry Morgentaler succeeded after a decades-long struggle
Highlights of 15. January 2013
Our Highlights of the new year: design of medicines’ packaging and a vaginal douche.
Highlights of 23 October 2012
Did You Know: A Woman Belongs to Her Husband, Children Belong to the State
“Sensibly Planned Parenthood Rather than the Continued Exploitation of Women’s Bodies and Souls”: Individual Psychologist Margret Hilferding passed away 70 years ago.
Highlights of 11. September 2012
Two Highlights for everyone returning from holiday: an innocent-looking briefcase and an apparently dangerous metal object
Highlight of 9. July 2012
Highlight(s) at these temperatures: Water!
Highlight of 11. June 2012
Today’s Highlights Will Make You Angry
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Invitation: Fifth anniversary of MUVS
Madame Restell – a moralist drove her to her death
Highlights of 16 April 2012
A great discoverer and the 'morning-after pill' in Germany.
Highlights of 26 March 2012
Today’s Highlights: two birthdays
The MUVS is Now Five Years Old: 80 square metres and 20,000 visitors
The Highlights of 2 February 2012
Communicating information about disease and health is an art that involves more than mere knowledge of the natural sciences:
The Highlights of 8 November 2011
What we can learn from the garden hose
The Highlights of 5 October 2011
In recognition of its significant contribution to the preservation of cultural treasures and technologies, the Museum of Contraception and Abortion was included in the Excellence Club – The Best in Heritage by the European Heritage Association.
Margaret Sanger (1879–1966) Died 45 Years Ago Family Planning Was Claimed to Be a Communist Plot
The Highlights of 23 August 2011
Hurray, the New Highlights Are Here!
The Highlights of 20 July 2011
The maiden tea and the future child: What it is and what it isn’t.
The Highlights of 16 May 2011
Count Zeppelin’s airship not only inspired Frankfurt butcher Stephan Weiss to create his Zeppelin sausage, it was also greeted enthusiastically by condom supplier E. Vier & Co of Dresden.
The Highlights of 29 March 2011
'This Will Get the Stork’s Beak in a Twist'
Our Highlights for (Hopefully!) the End of Winter
The Bound Stork and a Central Piece of Furniture
‘God’s Blessing’ in Figures: British economist Robert Malthus was born 245 years ago
The Highlights of 20 January 2011
‘Sour makes you happy’ and a 1960s era pregnancy test
Highlights dated January 17, 2011
Headstrong Camels and a Lack of Progress in Ireland
Right to abortion still only exists on paper: a Council of Europe decision about the obligations of healthcare providers is temporarily overthrown
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Highlights dated October 19, 2010
Believe It or Not, Penises Are Flexible!
William Harrison’s “Ride on This Tiger” Has Come to an End. The outspoken abortionist from Arkansas has died at the age of 75
‘Music is poetry of the air’
‘Counting the Days’ for Family Planning: Not Recommended for Spontaneous Lovers, but Helpful for Couples Having Difficulty Conceiving. Austrian Gynecologist Hermann Knaus Passed Away 40 Years Ago
Unwanted children were a substantial source of income – 'Baby farming' and abortionists saved women from social ostracism.
Special Prize goes to Vienna at European Museums Awards on 22 May 2010 - The Museum of Contraception and Abortion is given the Kenneth Hudson Award
The forgotten doctor Mensinga died 100 years ago We have this gynecologist from Flensburg to thank for the diaphragm.
Thank you, Johanna Dohnal!
We’re proud of our Museums’ Seal of Quality!!
'Abortion is a woman’s right!' Initiative Petition to be considered by Parliament and local council
"The law forces thousands to die this way ... frightened to death ... can no one help us?"
80 years ago Friedrich Wolf's play "Cyankali" premiered
Looking for physician and writer Fritz Kahn (1888 - 1968)
The human right to self-determination
"Regrettably it cannot be prevented"
The device to calculate safe and unsafe days caused a huge stir
To supplement our focus on eminent Viennese gynaecologist Hermann Knaus, this newsletter introduces one of Knaus' opponents who became known because of his Nazi involvement.
"To avoid the disgrace" Goethe's Gretchen is based on a historical case.
Open Letter to Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
The State needed to demonstrate its power In honor of the 70th birthday of Dr. Horst Theissen
Bestselling author Michael Crichton promoted a woman's right to abortion
"Our laws ... are hazy, ill-defined, and absurdly strict"
"Woman is not essentially capricious"
50 years after Marie Stopes' death
Abortion 400 years ago: the old Meichsner woman and her daughter
15 years ago, birth control pioneer Hans Lehfeldt passed away
"Doctors must deal with contraception much more than they do now."
"To Study Together With Your Partner"
German Beate Uhse published her first sex education 60 years ago
Inventor of the Karman Cannula
"For women whose health does not allow for rapid family growth" 130 years ago, Anna Lohman a.k.a. "Madame Restell" cut her own throat.
Canada leads the way: fewer abortions, reduced maternal mortality
Unwanted pregnancy on stage
Author Ödön von Horvath presents slice of life
Contraception was physicians’ no-no
February 9 commemorates Aletta Jacobs’ (1854-1929) birth
Private museum protects Austrian cultural heritage. The great Austrian gynecologist Hermann Knaus is kept a secret.
Women’s Rights in Ireland: A Blot in the Map
Pioneer of Family Planing has died
Doris Lessing denounces consequences of ban abortion
Literature and arts convey social and political messages
“It’s the man who should be punished"
Hermann Knaus (1892-1970 - Detective of the Fertile Days
Contraception 100 Years Ago
Documenting Success - From Infanticide to Contraception
The intrauterine Device
The tale of the pill: A forgotten revolution
Approval of the pill in Japan, attempted abortions using ergot in ‚A doctor for everybody’ by E. Hofmann (1925), Hulka Clip for female sterilisation
Kyusaku Ogino (1882 -1975), cervical pessaries, Pearl Index
Coke as emergency contraception, George Michaels (1912-1992), prepare a sheepgut condom yourself, Male sterilisation
Seasonale (pill), Nestoron (spray), Austrian Researcher Haberlandt, Catholic Church (Knaus, Krenn)
Splint of wood from Uganda, Doris Lessing ‚In pursuit of the English’ (1960), Viennese Foundling Hospital
‚Hygiene of human reproduction’ (1926), Ishimoto Shidzue (1897 – 2001), IUD 'Majzlin Spring'
Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945) on the front page of a 1913 leaflet 'Love – without unwanted children!', Bidet, 'fling sperm out of the vagina' (Friedrich Eduard Bilz, 1900)
Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939), Margaret Sanger (1879 – 1966), mysterious ‚Lily’ latex condom from Shanghai
‚Atlas of sexuality for adults’ (1971) by Günther Hunold/Beate Uhse, stem pessaries together with an implementation device ('Uterector'), Restellism
‚Foetal abortion using toxins and other means‘ by Louis Lewin (1850 –1929), ‚apparatus for women’s protection’, or ‚Powder Blowers‘, F.E. Bilz (1900), Dalkon Shield
Madame Restell/A. M. Mauriceau (1847), IUD 'Dana', 'How to avoid heavy family growth' (1912)