Vagina Museum Is About To Become A Thing

You should know by now that Pressmum has a thing for a good vagina – vulva story and it really doesn’t get much better than this!

The world’s first museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum, is set to open in Camden Market in November 2019. But to make this great opportunity a reality, the Charity – (the first and only registered charity in the UK with vagina in its title) need your help to do it!

They have launched a crowdfunding page and are looking for your support.

For a donation of just £25 or more, You will get first visitor privileges. And get to visit the museum the day before they open to the public, and receive a ‘founding supporter’ pin while you’re there.
£100 will get you a private tour for yourself and up to 10 friends.

 

Supporter, Subhadra Das, curator of UCL Pathology Collections, said:
“We’ve been getting vaginas wrong forever. I believe that museums are important places for encouraging social change, so what better way to redress the balance of sexist histories than a Vagina Museum?”

“Camden has a proud and radical history of challenging prejudice and orthodoxy, however, we acknowledge that the stigma associated with talking about gynaecological health has meant ignorance, confusion, shame, and poor medical care for too many. 65 % of 16-to-25 year olds say they have a problem using the word vagina or vulva with almost half of 18-to-24 year old women say they are too embarrassed to talk about sexual health issues. We are therefore incredibly excited that the Vagina Museum is seeking to establish in Camden, and hope that it is funded to provide an inclusive and
intersectional centre for learning, creativity, activism, and outreach that will add immeasurably to our collective understanding of our bodies.” Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council.

Camden Market


Why is a Vagina Museum needed?
While the name might shock or even make you giggle at first, stigma has real world consequences:
If you can’t even use the word vagina, think how tremendously that impacts your health…
65% of 16-25-year-olds say they have a problem using the words vagina or vulva and more than 1 in 10 of 16-35-year-olds said they found it very hard to talk to their GPs about gynaecological health concerns. Nearly a third admitted that they had avoided going to the doctors altogether with gynaecological issues due to embarrassment (Eve Appeal, 2016)
There has been a 500% increase in the number of labiaplasties on the NHS between 2002 and 2012. A huge driver of this has been the “unrealistically narrow representations of vulval appearance in popular culture” (RCOG, 2012)
With a Vagina Museum, all people can learn that there is nothing shameful or
offensive about vaginas and vulvas and by fighting stigma, we can be a part of
helping solve these problems.


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