Let's Talk About Down There
An OB-GYN Answers All Your Burning Questions…without Making You Feel Embarrassed for Asking
by Jennifer Lincoln
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Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 14 Sep 2021
Dr. Lincoln has been sharing her expertise as an OB-GYN to her millions of followers on TikTok, and now in this accessible, illustrated guide she answers real questions about vaginal, sexual, and reproductive health for fans and new readers alike.
Let's Talk About Down There is like the health class you wish you had—think evidence-based, myth-busting sex ed where shame gets tossed out the window—in a format that’s as approachable as a fifteen-second video. Addressing topics such as hormones, menstrual cups, and birth control, all with the help of infographics and illustrations, this succinct, vibrant handbook answers the questions that you may have been too embarrassed to ask, so you’ll be empowered to make more informed health choices and truly care for yourself.
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I think books like this one is so important in defining what is actually normal and healthy for female anatomy. There is a huge mix of information not only from the internet but from companies that feed off of women’s insecurities, so it’s really refreshing to read clear and concise information that actually helps and steers you in the correct direction. The information is honest and open. Girls and women won’t get information that is dulled down or worded so it reflects the teachings of religious ideologies. The writing is easy to digest, yet it doesn’t feel condescending. The writing also has a lot of personality so you feel more like you’re talking to a person, rather than an informational book.
This is a comprehensive read for people with vaginas. Perfect for pre-teens, teens, and maybe even young adults (or even some adults might benefit from going through it). It talks about most issues vagina-owners face and answers most questions, but doesn't make the answers boring or too scientific. Although, I felt the answers could have been more detailed in a couple of instances. But kudos to this books for being 100% LGBTQ+ friendly, that including trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people as well. Thank you, NetGalley for the opportunity.
Where was this book when I was just starting my period? Even reading this at age 20 I learnt so much more and some myths I had been taught elsewhere have been debunked! Factual yet accessible, the use of tables make the information clear and easy to read. Definitely recommend to anyone with a vagina or a uterus!
I received this eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I am happy to recommend this book! I actually recognized Dr. Jennifer Lincoln from the occasional appearance while scrolling tiktok, and just like her media content, her book is easy to digest and sprinkled with humor. This is something I wish I had available to me when I was entering my teen years, and even now, there are some helpful tips and charts covering everything from contraceptives to...this thing is happening is it normal or should I panic?? Her language and visuals are very inclusive and included is a section specifically for transgender or nonbinary individuals. She presents the facts (backed up by the many articles cited at the end!) in a straightforward way and she ultimately comes across as an advocate for anyone who may seek out healthcare from an ObGyn. Arm yourself with knowledge, understand your options, and move forward from there.
I was able to read this as an eARC from NetGalley and enjoyed every minute! As a science teacher, I believe every teen should learn about their bodies and also the bodies of their potential partners. This book covers topics ranging from periods to contraception to when it would be a good time to see a doctor. There are great discussions about all bodies/smells/etc. being normal and what to reflect on if someone is asking you to change. Dr. Jennifer Lincoln includes many myths and misconceptions with discussions about actual evidence and scientific studies. The writing is very clear and at the same time engaging. I especially found her sections about how young people can get on birth control if their parents aren't supportive and what to do when faced with an unintended pregnancy to be useful, sympathetic, and non-judgmental. Finally, the inclusivity of this book is amazing. Dr. Jennifer Lincoln uses inclusive language throughout such as "people who menstruate." Even the illustrations are inclusive: there are illustrations of people with stretch marks, body hair, and different types of bodies. There is even a section discussing alternative options for people who are transgender or nonbinary and may not feel comfortable seeing an ObGyn. Overall, I would suggest the book to any teen, parent of a teen, or anyone interested in learning more. I hope to include this book in my classroom library someday.
This was a well written, no nonsense guide that would be a good resource for someone starting their journey through puberty or a good refresher for those of us who have been doing this for awhile but have questions. I loved that new trends and old wives' tales were addressed and debunked as needed. This was a perfect reference guide for all women. Highly recommended!
Where was this book my entire adolescence?? Dr. Lincoln presents an approachable, informative, and (I never thought I’d say this) enjoyable guide to vagina ownership. This was an informative book that was readable, I would recommend it be added to any collection for health education. It was informative without being condescending, it was conscientious of sexism, transphobia, homophobia. Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I wish this book was around when i hit puberty. this book is real and honest. I love that it breaks down the myths such as "douching, eating pineapple and diets" and how it affects you as a women. this is easy to understand and it feels like a real conversation with a gyno
This book is engaging, funny, and inclusive. The short chapters make this book easy to flip through and read a couple chapters at a time or I could just speed through the whole thing. The language In this book isn't too heavy and I believe that it would be a great body book for young adults who need to learn about these body parts.
This would be perfect for anyone who wants to know more about the female reproductive system and should be a recommended book for sex ed. It includes information about pap smears which is nice for anyone who didn’t go for one yet! Thank you to Netgalley for this arc ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Very good read for old and young females. The questions were valid, and the answers were informative and easy to understand. Highly recommended. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for the arc of this book in return for my honest review. Receiving this book in this manner had no bearing on this review.
A book that ive enjoyed, found useful and i recommend,to all the women out there. I was already following on social media dr.jennifer,so when I've seen the chance to review her book i didn't hesitate at all. Thank you for the chance. I was surprised by the ease everything she explained, honestly i wish on my days thre was a really straightforward and uncomplicated web resource, as back then you could get a headache trying to get some information. I'll give 5 star and i really want this book to be a help for everyone out there.
I've never read a book regarding this subject before, but I was curious to try this one out. I'm glad I chose it. This book is so complete! It has so much information and the author answers all the questions you have, and even the ones you've never thought about . The illustrations are simply perfect and I'm glad they weren't scared of painting pads with the right colour, showing menstrual cups and different types of vaginas, etc. The text and the images complement each other. It's probably the best book on this subject. Rating: 5/5 stars.
SERIOUSLY where was this book when I turned 13.. It is so easy to read and it doesn't "fluff"anything up. I think its a great book for women of any age, I feel liked I learned more about my body in the time that I read this book than in all 21 years of my life. I feel like it answered any question I ever had or pondered.. Also the illustrations are really great and insightful, but also realistic, and inclusive. I will definitely recommend to friends to take a read and I thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this Arc!
This book was great. Especially loved the graphics. Was very reader friendly and great for teens and adults alike. Great gift.
I loved this book! I wish this book had been written 25 years ago as it would have been a really useful guide when I was a teenage girl. And even as an almost 38-year old, I found some helpful information about things that I didn't realize I was curious about. Having a daughter, and having gone through some of the books already out there about the female body, this will be the book that I recommend above all others.
This is such a well-done and wonderful book! I certainly wish a resource like this existed when I was a teen (although there was still plenty for me to learn as an adult). Very easy-to-understand, well-written and entertaining with lots of color and illustrations. I highly recommend! Thank you, Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley, for a digital ARC!