A myth-busting voyage into the female body. A camera obscura reflects the world back but dimmer and inverted. Similarly, science has long viewed woman through a warped lens, one focused narrowly on her capacity for reproduction. As a result, there exists a vast knowledge gap when it comes to what we know about half of the bodies on the planet. That is finally changing. Today, a new generation of researchers is turning its gaze to the organs traditionally bound up in baby-making—the uterus, ovaries, and vagina—and illuminating them as part of a dynamic, resilient, and ever-changing whole. Welcome to Vagina Obscura, an odyssey into a woman’s body from a fresh perspective, ushering in a whole new cast of characters...
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (March 29, 2022) Pages: 328 pages ISBN-10: 1324006315 ISBN-13: 978-1324006312 ASIN: B098TYRZTL
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Rachel E. Gross is an award-winning science journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. A 2018―19 Knight Science Journalism Fellow and former digital science editor of Smithsonian magazine, she writes for the BBC Future, the New York Times, and Scientific American.