For over 40 years a safe, ethical, effective and empowering method of teaching pelvic exams to medical students has existed.

The GTA Program

Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) 


It’s about consent

for all INTIMATE exams

At Your Cervix highlights

The Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) Program


At Your Cervix highlights

The Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) Program


In this revolutionary program, highly trained GTAs use their own bodies to teach others.  

The GTA, as both patient and instructor is able to guide medical students with live feedback about their technique and communication skills as they learn to give pain-free, empowering pelvic exams.

Filmmakers A’magine and Julie Carlson, women’s health activists, met in 2001 while training to teach medical students how to perform comfortable and empowering breast and pelvic exams as Gynecological Teaching Associates (GTAs).

What makes the GTA method unusual, and radical, is that the Gynecological Teaching Associates use their own bodies to teach.

As simultaneous “patient” and instructor, GTAs are able to guide students through the exam and give immediate feedback about their technique, a vantage point no mechanical model, anesthetized patient or fellow student can give,.

After becoming GTAs, and teaching in every major medical institution in New York City, A’magine and Julie realized that almost no one knows about this work.

They knew first hand how important GTA work is and the impact it has on students of medicine and nursing–and they thought more people should know about it. 

Want to find your cervix, and teach others to find theirs?

We are training a cadre of facilitators to lead “Find Your Cervix” workshops.


   The Workshop:

  • Teaches based on knowledge embedded in the GTA method
  • Instructs individuals on how to guide participants to find their own cervixes safely.