Episode 195: The Vagina Bible with Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Jen Gunter is a highly experienced obstetrician and gynecologist, renowned for her expertise in vulvar and vaginal diseases. Often referred to as Twitter's resident gynecologist and a fierce advocate for women's health, Dr. Gunter's influence and dedication to her field are truly remarkable. With regular columns in The New York Times, including "The Cycle" and "You Asked," as well as contributions to a wide range of publications, she has become a trusted source of information on women's health. Dr. Gunter's latest venture, the CBC Gem series Jensplaining, further demonstrates her commitment to educating and empowering women. In this interview, she delves into the essential insights found in her book, "The Vagina Bible" Dr. Jen Gunter dispels common myths and misconceptions surrounding vaginal health, offers frank discussions about anatomy, the hymen, and sexual wellness. 

Topics in this episode:

  • Discussing the importance of educating women about their own anatomy and exploring common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the female anatomy.
  • Analyze the prevalence of misinformation and stigma surrounding vaginal health and discussing¬†strategies to promote the spread of accurate information.
  • Clarifying what the role of the hymen is in sexuality and health.
  • Discussing the importance of vaginal hygiene and debunking common myths about vaginal cleanliness.
  • Discussing the pelvic floor, exploring¬†methods for maintaining pelvic floor health and how to seek help for pelvic floor problems.
  • Discussing the importance of regular pelvic exams, their frequency, and what to expect during the exam.
  • Addressing myths surrounding contraception and providing evidence-based information to empower decision-making.