ExpiredSelf-gynecology from a queer, feminist, medical perspective


Self-gynaecology is a method. A method of research and experimentation on our bodies. A method aiming to reappropriate knowledge, skills and language. A method of dialogue and confrontation.

During this workshop we will start from our bodies to redefine human anatomy cleaning up doubts and satisfying curiosities. Thanks to horizontal education, we will learn to look for appropriate materials to answer our questions.

It’s time to free ourselves from the patriarchal oppressive gynaecology and to rediscover statistics, magic poisons, and aphrodisiac unguents!

This workshop is open to all people who have or have had a vagina and to those is in a process of sex reassignment. People with other kind of genitalia will be asked to respect this space and therefore not take part.

Maddalena is a feminist and queer activist who graduated in the International Track in Medicine at Maastricht University and is currently carrying out the three years of clinical rotations necessary to practice as a doctor in The Netherlands. She has a special interest in gynaecology and obstetrics and decided to take Global Health as her second master. Her path brought her to the birth rooms of Ecuador, Italy, and The Netherlands where she has worked with indigenous peoples and several cultural minorities and has assisted with diverse birth techniques such as birthing in water. Furthermore, she is co-founder and event coordinator of LadyFest Maastricht since its first edition in 2016. She is also the main promoter and researcher of the crowd-funding campaign Into the world: make birth beautiful and safe. Her favourite colour is Red.


  • Self-gynaecology workshop
    September 16, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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