Online First & Museums

The following 2 articles were published via jfprhc Online First this week:

Advances in intrauterine technique training (Connolly)

This article describes an innovative new way for doctors and nurses to be able to learn how to fit intrauterine devices and systems with realistic simulation, which is much better than a ‘Zoe’. This should increase their confidence and make the first encounter with the ‘live’ patient less stressful for all concerned.  Anne Szarewski (Editor in Chief, jfprhc)

US Administration’s attitude to family planning  (Joseph)

The winner of the 2010 Margaret Jackson Prize Essay for undergraduate medical students has looked at the differences between the Bush and Obama administrations’ attitudes to family planning and abortion. It is taking a long time to reverse the damaging initiatives put in place by the Bush administration: we can only hope that the Right Wing does not triumph in the next election. Anne Szarewski (Editor in Chief, jfprhc)

The following Museum piece was spotted by Toni Belfield (Specialist in sexual health information):
The Phallus Museum in Iceland!

The Icelandic Phallological Museum has the collection of penises of all animals whether on land, sea or air…..  They have plans for a future specimen belonging to Homo sapiens……as reported in The Times 15th November 2011.

and not to forget the more conventional:

Museum of contraception and Abortion (based in Vienna)