Highlights from 16 April 2014

When spring arrives, bringing with it seasonal friskiness, contraception is rarely brought up.





When spring arrives, bringing with it seasonal friskiness, contraception is rarely brought up. Women reassure themselves by thinking, “I’ve never got pregnant before‚ so nothing will happen this time.” This often proves to be a fatal mistake: http://en.muvs.org/topic/i-can-get-pregnant-from-unprotected-sex-really-en/

If necessary, an abortion can be obtained, here and now. However, one quarter of the world’s population lives under a total ban. Another third is forced to explain, make a statement, justify their choice, and provide the ‘right’ reasons, while no more than 40 per cent have completely legal access to an abortion, such as during the first trimester. A ten-year-old girl in Senegal is going through a dramatic situation at the moment: http://en.muvs.org/topic/a-10-year-old-rape-victim-is-being-denied-an-abortion-en/

 

Visit the Museum for Contraception and Abortion (MUVS), Mariahilfer Gürtel 37, 1150 Vienna, open Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., or visit our website on http://en.muvs.org/ and our facebooksite http://www.facebook.com/eMUVS.

Dear friends, the museum will be closed from 28 July 2014 to 12 August 2014. We’ll be happy to see you from 13 August 2014.