IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine
Issue December 2023
Vol 17, Number 2
Article by Katianne Williams
Jameela Jamil presents Confronting Medical Assault with A’magine Goddard
This week, Jameela is joined by director, producer and sexual educator, A’magine Goddard to discuss her award-winning new documentary ‘At Your Cervix’ that breaks the silence about the continuous violation of bodily autonomy for educational purposes. Jameela and A’magine discuss the history of gynecology and obstetrics, why non-consensual pelvic exams on patients under anesthesia must end along with the many gynecological teaching alternatives, and plenty more. A warning before listening, this episode discusses medical trauma and sexual assault.
Watch the interview of Director/Producer A’magine with Embody Work LA and the School for Ethical Touch on Instagram
A’magine discusses At Your Cervix with School of Ethical Touch and Embody Work LA.They get into the amazing work being done by the Gynecological Teaching Associates (GTAs) to provide a teaching model rooted in feedback and consent for intimate exams for med students, and by AYC’s team alongside bipartisan lawmakers to get this practice banned, one state at a time.
Watch the interview of Director/Producer A’magine, Co-producer Renée Bergan, & Legislative Advocate Livia Fry with Babz Rawls-Ivy on LoveBabz LoveTalk
A’magine, Renée, & Livia discuss the film, medical education and culture, and activism efforts with Babz as part of the promotion of At Your Cervix being screened at the New Haven Film Festival that took place from October 15, 2023.
“One of the most amazing documentaries I have ever seen. It was so informative. There are ties between abortion, the history of midwives vs. gynecology, so much understanding of patriarchy and gynecology in this. You really connected so many dots for me throughout the documentary where I could understand the history and see how we got here and that made me feel actually genuinely hopeful we can find our way out. It was amazing. I thank you for empowering us to take back our autonomy, and you are amazing.”
– Jameela Jamil, actress, activist, podcaster, and television host and judge
Watch the interview of Director/Producer A’magine and Co-producer Renée Bergan with Aaron Michael Sanchez on ABC 1490 am KMET
A’magine & Renée discuss the film as part of the promotion of At Your Cervix being screened at the 19th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival that took place from October 19-22, 2023.
Listen to the interview of Director/Producer A’magine with Missouri State Senator Arthur and legal and reproductive justice scholar Yvette Lindgren on NPR station KCUR with Steve Kraske, Up To Date.
The exams, which occur on anesthetized patients without their knowledge, are often done by medical and nursing students who are told to perform them by their superiors. While non-consensual pelvic, prostate and anal exams remain legal in 29 states, legislation that seeks to ban the practice has gained traction in Missouri.
3 Unethical Ways Medical and Nursing Students Are Taught to Do Pelvic Exams.
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Most of us don’t grow up enjoying sexual agency and bodily autonomy. In fact, it’s rare these ideas would even be talked about. Who ever hears about bodily autonomy as a child?