Ever since the gynaecologist Kristina Hänel was sentenced to afine for violating §219a StGB by offering abortion services on her website, the debate about reproductive rights in Germany has returned to the spotlight of mainstream political and media debate.
In February 2018 a majority in Parliament voted in favour of changing the law. However, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) retracted thei...
Aufbruch in die Freiheit
1971 auf dem Land: Erika Gerlach ist verzweifelt, als der Arzt feststellt: schwanger. Noch ein Baby? Die Frage wird ihre Ehe erschüttern und Erika vor folgenschwere Entscheidungen stellen.
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 pre...
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 inter...
Abortion in figures
What about the worldwide women's right to reproductive self-determination 40 years after women's liberation?
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".
Sophie (Katharina Schuttler) is in the arms of her boyfriend Manu (Alexander Beyer) for an unidentified crisis in her life. As the consoling takes a turn toward intimacy, Sophie tears herself away from Manu, takes his motorcycle, and races maniacally toward downtown Hamburg. Henceforth, Sophie spends an evening narrowly escaping various dangerous situations, ranging from sexually provoking a gr...
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 ha...