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Dr. Jen Gunter in Conversation

February 24 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

$20 – $42

Join Munro’s Books in celebrating the launch of Dr. Jen Gunter’s newest book, Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation. We’ll present Dr. Gunter in conversation with UVic Gender Studies Professor Dr. Thea Cacchioni, followed by a Q&A with the audience (no requests for medical advice, please) and a book signing!

Blood, The galvanizing new book from Dr. Jen Gunter, #1 bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto, dispels the shame, mythology, and misinformation around menstruation with scientific facts, medical expertise, and a fierce feminist perspective.

Most of us know about as much about how the uterus and ovaries function as we do about how the liver works. Add in societal shame around the menstrual cycle and it’s not surprising that misinformation is widespread. But, as women’s health advocate and trusted OB-GYN Dr. Jen Gunter writes, “you don’t have to think about your liver 5 days a month for 30 years, so I’d argue people should know more about the uterus.” Enter Blood.

In her new book, Dr. Gunter offers a clear, no-nonsense guide to reproductive anatomy and answers all the questions you never knew you had about menstrual bleeding—for example, where does the blood come from? And where does it go if you miss a period? Why do we even menstruate in the first place? With her expertise and trademark wit, Dr. Gunter debunks myths and challenges patriarchal attitudes toward this natural bodily process.

Dr. Jen Gunter is board certified in OB/GYN and pain medicine. She writes about the intersection of women’s health, sex, science, and pop culture for the New York Times. She has been called a fierce advocate for women’s health, Twitter’s gynecologist, and “strangely confident” by GOOP.com. She believes an empowered patient requires facts and she is here to fix the medical Internet and smash the patriarchy.

Dr. Thea Cacchioni is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies at UVic. Her research examines the medicalization of sex, gender, and sexuality, broadly, as well as through specific diagnoses such as Female Sexual Dysfunction and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. She is interested in the ways in which doctors, psychiatrists, and more recently, drug companies shape understandings of “normalcy” and “deviance” across categories of gender, racialization, and class. Her work examines the pathologization of some sexual acts and identities and the “healthicization” of others.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 7:00PM (doors at 6:30)

WHERE: Victoria Conference Centre Lecture Theatre, 720 Douglas St. in Victoria

WHAT: Dr. Jen Gunter in conversation with Dr. Thea Cacchioni, followed by a Q&A with the audience (no requests for medical advice, please) and a book signing
HOW: Tickets can be purchased HERE: https://jengunterblood.eventbrite.ca

Book plus ticket: $42 (includes a copy of BLOOD to be picked up at the event)
Ticket: $20