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Dr. Jen Gunter for Blood

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


At a critical time when laws are being crafted around human reproduction and women’s bodies, when“wellness” charlatans tout unstudied and unregulated claims about the menstrual cycle, and as people continue to be confronted with menstrual shame, it’s time to set the record straight. BLOOD: The Science, Medicine and Mythology of Menstruation (on sale Jan. 23, 2024) from obstetrician and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Jen Gunter, delivers normalized advice, therapies, and matter-of-fact answers to this biologically complex process in language that’s accessible, frequently hilarious, frank, and fascinating. Dr. Jen Gunter, best known for her factual, assertive retorts against the patriarchy and “influencers” who profit off monetized misinformation, sets her sights on correcting troublesome, retrofitted medicine for people who have periods. Here, she delivers a comprehensive, entertaining primer on female physiology that is insightful, required reading, a counterbalance to the “wellness industrial complex,”the virginity construct, and medical fearmongers.”

Dr. Jen Gunter is an internationally bestselling author, obstetrician, and gynecologist with more than three decades of experience as a vulvar and vaginal diseases expert. Considered “the world’s most famous—and outspoken—gynecologist,” (The Guardian), her New York Times and USA Today bestselling books, The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto, have been translated into 25 languages. She is the host of Jensplaining, a CBC/Amazon Prime video series that highlights the impact of medical misinformation on women, and the recipient of the 2020 NAMS Media Award from The North American Menopause Society. Her 2020 TED Talk, “Why Can’t We Talk About Periods?” received more than two million views in its first six months, leading to the launch of her popular podcast on the TED Audio Collective, “Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter.” Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, she lives with her sons in San Francisco, CA.


January 30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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7014-A Westmoreland Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912 United States
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