The Vagina Bible: The vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine (Paperback)Dr. Jennifer Gunter (author)
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
* 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.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 38 mm
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 *
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 *
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 Jen Gunter deals in straight-talk, hard facts and medical science. -- Bridget Harrison * Daily Mail *
Consider this book your no-nonsense 'vagenda'. * Stylist *
The Vagina Bible aims to empower women with a source they can trust, spanning topics from painful sex to cosmetic vaginal surgery. * Huffington Post *
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 tells you everything you need to know about the vagina, from hygiene to menstruation, STIs and menopause. -- Courtney Pochin * Daily Mirror *
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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