Women's History Month: The Purpose of the Pelvic | Iowa Women's Archives and Iowa City Public Library

Join the Iowa Women's Archives and Dr. Wendy Kline for this discussion of the History of the Pelvic Exam. The pelvic exam is more than a medical procedure; it is a window into a deeper more meaningful set of quesitons about gender, medicine, and power. With Dr. Kline we will look through this window and begin to understand why the pelvic exam remains both mysterious and contentious. Dr. Wendy Kline, Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine at Purdue University, is internationally recognized for her scholarship in the history of medicine, history of women’s health, and the history of childbirth.

This Women's History Month event is sponsored by the Iowa Women's Archives and the Iowa City Public Library.

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