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Birth Control Your Own Adventure

Visual essay by Signha Agha "A sparklingly cutting film featuring a cast of sinister Icelandic sheep, clumsy endives and an OB-GYN who talks with the voice of a robot. Agha makes insightful and snark use of these tools to chronicle the epic saga of her struggle with the side effects of birth control medication." - The New York Times

Body Language Season 2: ADHD

“an episode about the rampant underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of women with ADHD. In this film, a woman shares her story of spending over a decade on antipsychotics for a condition she never had, only to find out in her 30s that it was ADHD all along.”

Body Language Season 1: Painful Sex

Visual essay by Signha Agha, presented on BBC Three.

Tightly Wound

“Tightly Wound is a 10-minute animated film that follows Shelby’s experience with vaginismus; a pelvic floor condition characterized by involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles that tighten the vaginal entrance, causing pain, penetration problems, and inability to have intercourse. It chronicles the various ways it has affected her life – how health professionals have failed her, men have rejected her, and shame, anger, and hatred have plagued her body."

ENDO GIRL

20-minute short film by Sophia Bender driving awareness to endometriosis as an “insidious disease” through her passion for ballet.

UNREST

Feature Documentary (Available on Netflix) - “Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.”

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This project is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, and should not be relied on as health advice.

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This project was created on the unceded lands of Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nations. We pay our respects to the all elders past, present and emerging of the lands we create and converse on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.