The Papaya Workshop uses a fun an inexpensive model to innovatively teach intrauterine procedures to health students or clinicians. The papaya is an excellent uterine model that can be used to teach anatomy, bimanual examination, IUD placement, uterine aspiration for managing early pregnancy loss or early abortion, as well as relevant clinical points associated with these skills.

The workshop is easily adapted to various skill levels and settings. Alternate fruits can also be used. In low-resource settings, this inexpensive teaching tool is ideal, especially for teaching the skill of manual vacuum aspiration, an essential procedure where electricity is limited.

The Papaya Workshop is a project of Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, an initiative of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, at the University of California, San Francisco. If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to use the videos in your own work, please contact us using this form.