Gynecological Teaching Associates

I've been Co-Counseling for just over a year now, and I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am to have this process and theory. As I've said before it seems like information I've been waiting for my whole life, and indeed it is. I'm currently co-teaching a fundamentals class and leading a women's support group (which is going really well). I spend a lot of time naturalizing and modeling RC theory, learning, making mistakes, and learning -- doing what I can to build an RC Community here in New Orleans.

One of the things I do in the wide world is teach medical students as a gynecological teaching associate. GTA's are women who use their own bodies as teaching tools to instruct students on exam techniques used during a routine gyn examination. The emphasis of GTA instruction is to teach appropriate gyn examining skills and particularly to sensitize students to the psychological and emotional perspectives of women during such an exam.

I'd like to be an Information Coordinator for GTA's. I'm interested to see if there are other RC GTA's, and if so, how they apply Co-Counseling to their work.

I find GTA work to be tremendously empowering and quite a contradiction to many patterns. I'd like to hear what comes up for other women by contradicting, through this instruction, the awful oppressions we've experienced in the field of medicine and health care.

I think my work would benefit from an exchange of ideas and thoughts.

Ama Rogan 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

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