Ute Wellstein: Holland cruises
As a young woman, Ute Wellstein was committed to the right to abortion. With pregnant women, the medical student took a bus to Holland every week and accompanied the abortions.
Ute Wellstein: Pill for wives only
Ute Wellstein wanted to be prescribed the pill as a student. But it wasn't that easy - because many doctors only gave it to married women. She asserted herself and found help at Pro Familia.
The history of contraception in 6 minutes
What is the purpose of the bidet? How does the spiral work and what does Coca Cola have to do with contraception? Since 2007, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to contraception and abortion has been investigating these issues.
Using objects, images and stories, the MUVS tells the painful battle for fertility control. Starting from antiquity, through the Middle Ages to the prese…
Focus: Education against demographic explosions
On the Philippines every two hours a woman dies, each hour seven children and three newborn die. Already 100 Billion people are living there. The birth rate on the Philippines is so high that the nation can't afford to feed everyone and the Philippines are also too poor to afford the neccesary imports for a healthy living.
Countless women decide to have an abortion out of despair. The interve…
40 Years time limit in Austria
40 years ago in Austria the termination of a pregnancy, if it is carried out within a limited period, was exempted from punishment. An eyewitness describes how dangerous an abortion was before the "time limit".
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Marianne (Birgit Doll) is driven from her father's home when she is impregnated by Alfred (Hanno Poeschi), a vagabond loafer who abandons her after he has his fun. She goes to Vienna and takes a job in a strip club to provide for herself and her baby. Her father discovers his daughter's tawdry vocation when he and his buddies go to the club for a night of leering and drinking. Marianne later has …
The long arm of the Empress
Women have always been faced with the situation that at least one of their pregnancies were unwanted and they wanted to end it. The decision for an abortion fell and falls mostly out of concern that they or the couple could not sufficiently take care of this or existing children.
On this fundamental need of women to decide for themselves how many children when they want to give birth, states hav…
Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria itself. Strangers in a strange land, they feel a sense of loss in their new, temporary environment. The five-some meet and get close to each other, hope…
With the frog test an existing pregnancy has been tested almost up to the 70s.
The two gynecologists Dr. Christian Fiala and Dr. Stephan Wachtler report about the background of this test and how it was conducted.