Vagina Obscura  


Vagina Obscura
W. W. Norton | August 9, 2022 | 352 pages
ISBN: 9781324006312

The Latin term for the female genitalia, pudendum, means "parts for which you should be ashamed." Until 1651, ovaries were called female testicles. The fallopian tubes are named for a man. Named, claimed, and shamed: Welcome to the story of the female body, as penned by men. Today, a new generation of (mostly) women scientists is finally redrawing the map. With modern tools and fresh perspectives, they're looking at the organs traditionally bound up in reproduction--the uterus, ovaries, vagina--and seeing within them a new biology of change and resilience.