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334 Menstrual Cycle Key to Empowering Women with Dr. Jen Gunter

This Month on the Well Woman Show this month, I interview Dr. Jen Gunter. Originally from Winnipeg, Jen is an internationally renowned OB/GYN. In addition to her most recent book, Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation, she is the author of the two New York Times bestsellers, The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto. Her TED Talk on menstruation was the third most viewed TED Talk of 2020. She’s been called the Internet’s OB/GYN and one of the fiercest advocates for women’s health. Her mission is to build a better medical internet because to be empowered about health, one must have accurate information. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, Dame, The New Republic, and The Guardian. She runs a blog called The Vajenda, and her medical practice is in San Francisco, California.

We discuss:

  • Lack of factual knowledge and education in women’s reproductive health
  • How we need to challenge misinformation and stigma.
  • The need for research, funding, and open conversations about women’s health.
  • How the wellness industry is exploiting gender gaps and profiting from women’s health concerns.

And much more

She recommended:

  1. “Chain Gang All-Stars” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, which she is currently reading and recommends as an incredible dystopian novel.

Plus her book,

“Blood” by Jen Gunter, which she wrote to help people understand the basics of the menstrual cycle

The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies – a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at

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