Austrian Museum of contraception

As a famous cultural capital in Europe, Vienna, the capital of Austria, has not only the world-famous natural history museum and Art History Museum, but also more than 100 theme museums. The Museum of contraception and birth control near the West Railway Station in Vienna is one of them. The museum claims to be a unique museum in the world, and its collection scale exceeds all collections in related fields in other countries. Fiara, a gynecologist, founded the museum in 2007. Its purpose is not only to promote contraceptive and birth control knowledge, but also to remind people to pay attention to women’s right to health and survival. < / P > < p > the museum has only two exhibition halls. The exhibits in the first exhibition hall are related to contraception. In addition to the old condoms made from sheep intestines and fish bladders, there are also various contraceptives invented by human beings, sponge for contraception, contraceptive rings of various shapes, and even male contraceptives that are not reliable. The second exhibition hall mainly displays the contents related to induced abortion. Some of the exhibits are the tools used to introduce early abortion, such as sharp branches, metal wires and plastic pipes. These are collected by fiara when working in developing countries such as Asia and Africa, and some of the exhibits are even chilling. Many years ago, fiara first introduced induced abortion into Austrian hospitals and devoted his whole life to contraception and birth control. He said: “the earliest prohibition of abortion was based on political or military interests. For example, rulers tried to force women and partners to have as many children as possible in order to achieve political or military goals, but completely ignored life itself. Such values and medical assumptions were formed in the middle ages, but they still exist today and need to be eliminated. Women’s health and living conditions have been greatly improved in countries and regions where these concepts have been eliminated. ” This year marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of oral contraceptives. Austria has written an article on the merits and demerits of oral contraceptives in the past 60 years. On August 18, 1960, the world’s first batch of short acting oral contraceptives came out, and was introduced into Germany and Austria in 1961. The birth of oral contraceptives not only greatly changed the lifestyle of women all over the world, but also promoted the European and American sexual liberation movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Women’s health rights and autonomy have been greatly improved. However, in the early stage of use, contraceptives once caused great controversy. Politicians worry about the risk of moral decay, and the conservative Catholic Church has even called for a ban on oral contraceptives. In some countries, oral contraceptives are used as prescription drugs, and doctors can only prescribe oral contraceptives to married and “virtuous” women. However, with the progress of society, it is difficult to stop the trend of short-acting contraceptives sweeping the world. In addition to effective contraception, contraceptives have other functions, such as regulating menstruation, improving skin and hair quality, relieving dysmenorrhea, etc., which makes many girls without boyfriends become loyal fans of oral contraceptives. However, with the deepening research on oral contraceptives, more attention has been paid to the side effects of oral contraceptives, such as increasing the risk of cancer and thrombosis, depression and decreased sexual desire caused by changes in hormone levels. According to Nicole Schiller, an Austrian gender consultant, taking short-term contraceptives can reduce women’s intuition and judgment in handling sexual relations Sex is less likely to find the best partner. Therefore, she suggested that people should choose contraception based on their physical condition and rich knowledge. “It is important not only to know the principle of each contraceptive method, but also to understand other physiological knowledge, such as the process of pregnancy, how menstruation occurs, and so on, so as to make the best choice.” Privacy Policy