Let’s Talk about Understanding the Vagina (Teen focused)

Michelle Turcotte Women's Health Week

Read the original Teen Vogue article and then Dr. Jen Gunter’s critique.  Have a conversation with your teenage daughter or amongst teen-aged girlfriends to support understanding of “checking the facts” and to create confidence in the ability to talk with a trusted parent or friend about the women’s body and women’s health.  

How to Keep your Vagina Healthy All summer by Lindsay Tigar, Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue’s Problematic Summer Vagina by Dr. Jen Gunther, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, DABPM, ABPMR (pain)

Topics and Questions for Discussion

  1. When you read the Teen Vogue article, would you have believed all that was written?  What sounded fair and what had you questioning the validity?
  1. What did you learn as you read Dr. Jen Gunter’s article?  
    • Do you feel more confident in your ability to identify “facts vs fiction” about the vagina having read this article?
    • Do you still have unanswered questions?  What sources can you search together to find your answers?

For further learning and reading on this topic:

Anatomy of the Vagina