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Jennifer Gunter: Menstruation, Menopause and Medical Mythology

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  • Roundhouse, UNSW Kensington
    (E6) International Rd, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia

Why do we know so little about women’s bodies?

Over half the world’s population have had a period or could be having a period right now – so why do menstruation and menopause remain such medical mysteries? And why are doctors still scratching their collective heads when asked to explain how female anatomy works? Well, New York Times bestseller Jennifer Gunter is hoping to change that.

Gunter has been affectionately dubbed the internet’s resident gynaecologist. She has dedicated her career to debunking misinformation about the female reproductive system and advocating for better healthcare for all.

In this conversation with Caroline Ford, Gunter will unpack why she’s sick of women being sidelined by the medical profession. She will outline the steps we need to take to put women’s bodies and healthcare in the spotlight.


This National Science Week event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSW Medicine & Health.

Location Information

The Roundhouse is easily accessible via public transport and the closest light rail stop is UNSW Anzac Parade (L3 line). For more information please call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit Free parking is also available from 5.30pm in the Western Campus Car Park. For access to free parking, event patrons must park in the UNSW Permit Holder bays. The Western Campus Car Park is located here, on Anzac Parade next to NIDA. This car park can be accessed via Western Campus Drive through Day Avenue. Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’ in all other UNSW car parks. For more information head here.