Demystifying MVA Abortions: The Papaya Workshop

A common perception of the Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) abortion is that the procedure is scary, complicated, and intense. The purpose of this Papaya workshop is to debunk this myth and other myths through education and hands-on activities for a non-clinical audience. Using papayas as uterine models, participants will be introduced to and perform their own MVA abortion on a papaya. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of the actual medical procedure through the use of patient-centered language and interactions, participants will be better informed and equipped as abortion activists who can demystify abortion in their own communities and advocates who can create change at the clinic level.


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