The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine
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 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? 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, 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.
"The Vagina Bible - Dr. Jen Gunter's savvy, detailed, funny and wise guide to female health - should be required reading for every woman seeking smart information about her body. I don't say this often but it's a don't miss book." --Deborah Blum, New York Times bestselling author of The Poison Squad
“Dr. Jen Gunter is a fountain of critically important information and she’s funny as hell. Buy this book if you have a vagina or if you spend any time at all in reasonably close proximity to one.”—Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of A Really Good Day
"Men who want to understand the experiences of their partners or provide sound guidance to their daughters should turn to The Vagina Bible. Jen Gunter offers authoritative information with her trademark clarity and good humor." –Carl Zimmer, author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh
“This book is basically everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the vagina but were afraid to ask.”—Imani Gandy, Senior Legal Analyst, Rewire News
"In a time where pseudoscience has a large foothold, it is vital that physicians and scientists meet any reader where they live. With The Vagina Bible, Dr. Gunter has done exactly that! Her writing is rooted in science and steeped with humor and insight while the book is both inclusive and instructive. A vital book that will undoubtedly have an profound impact."—Mark Shapiro, MD, Founder and Host, Explore The Space podcast
“Whether she is debunking the damage done by Freud or providing the low down on the science of sex, she provides a frank, funny and thoroughly science-informed perspective. This is the exact kind of book the world needs right now. Gunter pulls no punches and provides a clear and concise summation of the facts on every vagina-related topic you can think of. Seriously. Everything. The world needs more Jen!”—Professor Timothy Caulfield, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything....
“Full of accurate information that separates myth from medicine, The Vagina Bible should be on every nightstand and in every hotel room.” --Dr. Judy Melinek, co-author with T.J. Mitchell of the New York Times bestseller Working Stiff
“Dr. Jen Gunter is the vagina’s most passionate defender and publicist. The Vagina Bible is a practical, informative, and hilarious guide to women’s health but it’s also a biography about the most misunderstood and mysterious part of the human body. This book reads like a film – and like a great filmmaker, Dr. Gunter has delivered an intimate and loving portrait of the vagina. The vagina gets the star treatment – and it’s about time!” –Elaine Lui (Lainey Gossip), author of Listen to the Squawking Chicken and co-host of The Social
“The Vagina Bible is a marvel of medical writing: precise, funny, passionate and furious. In her engaged and amusing writing voice, Dr. Gunter’s expertise becomes accessible instead of distancing; this book will become a model for how to write about health—and science, more generally.” –Kevin Patterson, MD and author of News from the Red Desert