Compared to men, women are less likely to have their pain treated, their symptoms taken seriously or to be given a diagnosis. Women’s bodies, and the conditions that primarily affect them, are less likely to have been studied in clinical trials (which make effective treatments difficult to find). Even medical products used only by women – like the oral contraceptive pill – are based on male bodies (in the case of the pill, male hormones).
That is why Dr. Jennifer Gunter, well known, outspoken gynecologist and author of the bestselling book, ‘The Vagina Bible’ is on a mission to empower women with medical facts — taking on wellness gurus, old wives’ tales, and misinformation when it comes to reproductive health.
On this episode, Jen will debunk some common myths, many of which might surprise you and arm women with the knowledge to protect their health and wellbeing.