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The Vagina Bible: The vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine

Jennifer Gunter

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Little Brown
27 August 2019
Medicine; Women's health; Sex & sexuality, sex manuals
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So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory misinformation! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and celebrity-endorsed products, it's easy to be overwhelmed-whether it's websites, advice from well-meaning friends, uneducated partners, and even healthcare providers. So how do you separate facts from fiction? Obstetrician Jen Gunter, an expert on women's health-and the internet's most popular go-to doc-comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including vaginal steaming, vaginal marijuana products, and jade eggs, Gunter takes us on a factual, fun-filled journey.

Discover the truth about:

The vaginal microbiome Genital hygiene, lubricants, and hormone myths and fallacies How diet impacts vaginal health Stem cells and the vagina Cosmetic vaginal surgery What changes to expect during pregnancy, after childbirth, and through menopause How medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms Plus:

Thongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal health How to select a tampon The full glory of the clitoris and the myth of the G Spot ... And so much more. Whether you're a twenty-six-year-old worried that her labia are 'uncool' or a sixty-six-year-old dealing with painful sex, this comprehensive guide is sure to become a lifelong trusted resource.
By:   Jennifer Gunter
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   535g
ISBN:   9780349421759
ISBN 10:   0349421757
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   27 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jen Gunter, MD, is an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician. She writes a lot about sex, science, and social media, but sometimes she writes about other things because, well, why not? She has been called Twitter's resident gynecologist, the Internet's OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest advocates for women's health. She first started her quest to help provide quality information by writing The Preemie Primer, a guide for parents of premature babies. In addition to her academic publications, her writing has appeared in places like The New York Times, The Cut, USA Today, The Hill, and Self. She has taken on politicians, celebrities, and the press over misinformation and fake news about women's health care. Dr. Gunter was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, and graduated from The University of Manitoba School of Medicine in 1990 at the age of 23. In 1995 she completed her OB/GYN training at the University of Western Ontario and moved to the United States to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Kansas. After completing her fellowship she continued studies in pain medicine. She is board certified in OB/GYN in both Canada and the United States. She is also board certified in pain medicine. Dr. Gunter lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two sons, her chocolate lab, and her one-eyed cat Luna.

Reviews for The Vagina Bible: The vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine

Empowerment of women through accurate information about their own bodies is the 'vagenda' of ob-gyn and New York Times columnist Gunter's comprehensive, pseudoscience-bashing discussion of all things vaginal and vulvar . . . Gunter approachably, respectfully, and even playfully presents a huge amount of reproductive and sexual health education information to women, with the assurance that they can use it. * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review *


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