Michalina Wisłocka

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Michalina Anna Wisłocka
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BornMichalina Anna Braun
(1921-07-01)1 July 1921
Łódź, Poland
Died5 February 2005(2005-02-05) (aged 83)
Warsaw, Poland
OccupationGynecologist, sexologist, author
Notable worksSztuka kochania (A Practical Guide to Marital Bliss)

Michalina Anna Wisłocka ([mʲi.xaˈlʲi.na ˈan̪ːa viˈswɔt͡ska]; née Braun; 1 July 1921 – 5 February 2005) was a Polish gynecologist, sexologist, and author of Sztuka kochania (verbatim The Art of Loving, English edition A Practical Guide to Marital Bliss, 1978),[1] the first guide to sexual life in Communist countries. Her book became a bestseller, with a total circulation of 7 million copies, and started greater openness about matters of sex and sex life in Poland.

She was a co-founder of the Society of Sensible Maternity, in which she worked on infertility treatment and birth control. She was chief of first in Poland Dispensary of Sensible Maternity in Institute of Mother and Child in Warsaw.[clarification needed] During the 1970s, she was chief of Cytodiagnostic Laboratory of Family planning Society.[clarification needed]

Wisłocka died in the Solski Hospital in Warsaw due to complications from a heart attack. On 11 February 2005, she was interred at the Evangelical Cemetery of the Augsburg Confession in Warsaw.

Cultural depictions[edit]

Wisłocka's life is depicted in the 2017 biopic Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wisłockiej ("The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wisłocka").