Let's Discuss... Women's Health with Lynn Enright 'Vagina'

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Join us at Blackwell's for our next Let's Discuss, where we are welcoming Lynn Enright to talk about her book 'Vagina : A Re-education'.

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Join us for a special 'Let's Discuss' event where we will be warmly welcoming Lynn Enright, to explore Women's Health and her book 'Vagina: A Re-Education'. After the talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions and contribute your thoughts with an extended group discussion.

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From earliest childhood, girls are misled about their bodies, encouraged to describe their genitalia with cute and silly names rather than anatomically correct terms. In our schools and in our culture, we are coy about women while putting straight men’s sexuality front and centre. Girls grow up feeling ashamed about their periods, about the appearance of their vulvas, about their own desires. They grow up without a full and honest sex education, and this lack of knowledge has serious consequences: the number of women attending cervical screening appointments in the UK is at a 20-year low while labiaplasty is the fastest growing type of plastic surgery in the world.

'Vagina' provides girls and women with information they need about their own bodies – about the vagina, the hymen, the clitoris, the orgasm; about conditions like endometriosis and vulvodynia. It confronts taboos, such as abortion, miscarriage, infertility and masturbation. It tackles vital social issues like period poverty, female genital mutilation and the rights of transgender women. It is honest and moving as Lynn Enright shares her personal stories but this is about more than one woman – this is a book that will provoke thousands of conversations. We urgently need to talk about women’s sexual and reproductive health, about our experiences of sex and pregnancy and pain and pleasure. 'Vagina: A Re-Education' will help us do just that.

Lynn Enright is a Dublin-born, London-based journalist who has written for Vogue, the Irish Times, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, BuzzFeed, Grazia and Stylist. She was a founding member of The Pool. Vagina: A Re-Education is her first book.

Tickets for this event cost £5. Doors will open at 6.45pm, at which time there will be a small bar available to purchase drinks. For more information please contact Customer Services on 01865 333 623 or email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk. This event will take place in the centre of the Norrington Room, which is accessible via our staff lift, for anyone with mobility issues.

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Blackwell's Bookshop

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United Kingdom

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