Highlights from 23 June 2014

IUD's that look like earrings and the famous diarist Anaïs Nin





We’ve long been familiar with IUDs that don’t look anything like coils. But a resemblance to earrings, that is new. Another innovation is that the material on which the copper balls are mounted has a memory:http://en.muvs.org/contraception/spirals/iub-id2991-en/

The Frenchwoman Anaïs Nin was a model, dancer, writer, psychoanalyst and famed diarist: “The diary began to take on an invigorating significance that was vital to my life, and this had nothing to do with literature. It became more than just a companion which kept me from getting lost in a foreign country where I did not speak the language, it was also a source of emotion that helped me come into contact with myself. It was a place where I could speak the truth, and where I did not have the sense of being watched.” She also writes about her abortions and the imposition of motherhood on women: http://en.muvs.org/topic/motherhood-is-a-vocation-and-vocations-are-voluntary/

 

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.