• Question: what is the most peculiar thing about your job? =.=

    Asked by sara01484 to Indi, Jarv, John, Ken, Vicky on 14 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Vicky Young

      Vicky Young answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I did run a live experiment at Green Man music festival last year (with last years winner Gemma). We built a giant uterus and raced model sperm through it to demonstrate how hard it is to get pregnant normally and then we showed what happens to your reproductive organs when you catch things like chlamydia and how this can make is almost impossible to get pregnant as well as being really painful and horrible.

      It was used to communicate some of the research the Center for Reproductive Health (where I work) is doing on this topic as well as raise awareness for sexual health.

      That was pretty peculiar and the giant uterus got lots of funny looks