The Vagina Revolution NOW!
When my book she-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women’s Health. Period. was recently published after four years of work, I was thrilled and excited. Finally, I would be able to provide a 21st century option for the women who, like me, were raised on Our Bodies, Ourselves. This was to be the most comprehensive book on women’s health that would open a dialogue among women about their vaginas and all related questions and concerns. With my years of experience, my successful practice in Los Angeles, and my reputation among media outlets, I was looking forward to having a chance to speak widely and change the discomfort women feel about discussing their own bodies.
There was only one problem: mainstream media didn’t want me to use the word “vagina” when promoting my book. Sure, you can talk about women’s health care but you can’t say the word “vagina” when doing so. This has become a major roadblock for me—it’s shocking, disappointing, and contradicting!
Yet—having ventured out of my “doctor” comfort zone, where talking about body parts is acceptable—the discomfort, sought-after bans, and apparent embarrassment about the vagina makes complete sense. In my research, I found several shocking statistics: