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The vagina bible : the vulva and the vagina--separating the myth from the medicine

by Gunter, Jen,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Instant New York Times , USA Today , and Publishers Weekly bestseller!
Boston Globe bestseller
#1 Canadian Bestseller

OB/GYN, writer for The New York Times , USA Today , and Self , and host of the show Jensplaining, Dr. Jen Gunter now delivers the definitive book on vaginal health, answering the questions you've always had but were afraid to ask--or couldn't find the right answers to. She has been called Twitter's resident gynecologist, the Internet's OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest advocates for women's health...and she's here to give you the straight talk on the topics she knows best.

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? OB-GYN 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 and after childbirth
* What changes to expect 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gunter, an ob/gyn, wants to empower women with accurate health information, and she does so with humor, referring to her ""vagenda"" and calling douches cigarettes for your vagina. In this fact-filled and funny book, she covers menopause, body parts, menstrual products, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, unusual medical procedures, medicine-cabinet contents, and old-wives' tales. (Skip coffee enemas: a waste of good coffee. ) Some wow-inducing subjects include labial-reduction surgery and crocheted or knitted tampons offered on Etsy, which she does not recommend. Gunter makes good use of eye-opening statistics. For example, she notes that 80 percent of women who have been sexually active with a man will have had at least one STI. These infections are on the rise, likely owing to dating apps, decreased condom use, pubic-hair removal that causes microtrauma, and early access to porn (in which men nearly never wear condoms). Gunter includes plenty of positive news, too. The clitoris, she notes, is the only structure in the human body solely designed for pleasure. Readers will enjoy this entertainingly informative and candid guide.--Karen Springen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly 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 begins with anatomy (including information for trans men with vulvas and trans women with vaginoplasties) and continues with some basic sex ed, focusing on female arousal while debunking the G-spot. Mixing medical background with simple, practical advice, Gunter covers health concerns she often encounters in her own practice, such as sexually transmitted infections, and the basic functions of the vulva and vagina at specific times of life--menstruation, pregnancy and birth, and menopause. Gunter is at her most vehement when advising her readers to leave healthy vaginas alone, reassuring them that yearly pelvic exams are not necessary, while also taking on nonevidence-based "natural" practices like vaginal steaming and Internet-propagated misinformation in general. Most valuably, she uses her expertise to clearly describe what to expect during healthcare sessions, giving excellent advice about effectively communicating with medical professionals. 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. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Vagina.
Vagina -- Care and hygiene.
Vagina -- Diseases.
Gynecology -- Popular works.
Generative organs, Female -- Care and hygiene.
Sexual health.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Language English
Description xii, 420 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-403) and index.
ISBN 9780806539317
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