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The Vagina Bible

by Dr. Jennifer Gunter

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PUBLISHED: 27th August 2019
ISBN: 9780349421759
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Separate the myth from the medicine by women's health expert Dr Jen Gunter.
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  • Paperback
    $24.41
PUBLISHED: 27th August 2019
ISBN: 9780349421759
ANNOTATION:
Separate the myth from the medicine by women's health expert Dr Jen Gunter.

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Separate the myth from the medicine by women's health expert Dr Jen Gunter.

Publisher Description

Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? Does pubic hair have a function?

Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen?

Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex?

What's the truth about the HPV vaccine?

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.

Author Biography

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.

Review

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 The Vagina Bible tells you everything you need to know about the vagina, from hygiene to menstruation, STIs and menopause. -- Courtney Pochin Daily Mirror Gunter has revived a conversation initiated by feminists in the 1960s and 1970s and that can only be a positive action for health. Long may it continue. The Lancet The Vagina Bible aims to empower women with a source they can trust, spanning topics from painful sex to cosmetic vaginal surgery. Huffington Post Consider this book your no-nonsense 'vagenda'. Stylist Dr Jen Gunter deals in straight-talk, hard facts and medical science. -- Bridget Harrison Daily Mail In The Vagina Bible, Gunter tries to dismantle some of the common misconceptions about vaginal health, touching on everything from what kind of underwear women should be wearing (spoiler: whichever kind you want) and vaginoplasty. -- Olivia Petter The Independent Dr Jennifer Gunter is the world's most famous - and outspoken - gynaecologist. And she's on a mission to empower women with medical facts, taking on wellness gurus, old wives' tales, the patriarchy and jade eggs along the way. -- Eva Wiseman The Guardian Covering everything from your reproductive system to the vaginal microbiome, Dr Gunter has created a genuinely compelling resource on the female anatomy that's a refreshing read. The Scotsman In this incredibly interesting book, Dr Gunter takes readers on a factual and fun-filled journey explaining everything from reproductive health to vaginal steaming . . . This book debunks myths and helps to educate everyone on this very important body part. A must-read. Women's Way

Long Description

Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? Does pubic hair have a function? Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen? Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex? What's the truth about the HPV vaccine? So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory mis information! 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 surgeryWhat changes to expect during pregnancy, after childbirth, and through menopauseHow medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms Plus: Thongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal healthHow 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.

Review Quote

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.

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Separate the myth from the medicine by women's health expert Dr Jen Gunter.

Product Details

Author
Dr. Jennifer Gunter
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year
2019
ISBN-10
0349421757
ISBN-13
9780349421759
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2019-08-27
Subtitle
The vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
432
Short Title
The Vagina Bible
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade