Dr Jennifer Gunter

Dr. Jennifer Gunter is a Canadian-American gynecologist, a New York Times columnist covering women’s health, an author, and a specialist in chronic pain medicine and vulvovaginal disorders. She was born in Winnipeg, Cananda in 1977 and graduated from The University of Manitoba School of Medicine in 1990.

Gunter writes two regular columns on women’s health at The New York Times: a monthly column called “The Cycle” and a weekly column called “You Asked”.

Gunter is known by the nickname “Twitter’s Resident Gynecologist”, and has used Twitter to share information about pain management and to debunk myths about women’s health.

In 2019, Gunter’s second book, The Vagina Bible, was published. The book presents medical information about female reproductive anatomy and corrects common myths. Her third book, The Menopause Manifesto, debuted at number 4 on The New York Times best seller list for “Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous” on June 6, 2021.

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