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Jen Gunter: The Truth About Our Bodies

Jen Gunter on the TED stage.
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About The Episode

What does it mean to be healthy and to care for our bodies? This hour, physician and writer Jen Gunter empowers us to cut through false medical claims and make informed decisions about our health.

About Jen Gunter

Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and pain medicine physician. She's also a writer and the host of the new TED podcast, Body Stuff.

Gunter is the author of The Preemie Primer, the New York Times Bestseller The Vagina Bible, and The Menopause Manifesto, which was published in 2021.

She has contributed to The New York Times, The Cut, USA Today, The Hill, and Self. She writes about reproductive health, science, and social media. She also writes on those topics in her blog, The Vajenda. She's been called Twitter's resident gynecologist, the Internet's OB/GYN, and a fierce advocate for women's health.

She holds degrees from the University of Winnipeg and The University of Manitoba College of Medicine. Her residency in obstetrics and gynecology was completed at the University of Western Ontario, following which she completed a fellowship at The University Of Kansas Medical Center.

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This episode of TED Radio Hour was produced by Christina Cala and Matthew Cloutier. It was edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour.

Our production staff also includes Rachel Faulkner, Diba Mohtasham, James Delahoussaye, Katie Monteleone, Janet W. Lee, and Fiona Geiran. Jeff Rogers is our executive producer. Our audio engineer is Daniel Shukhin.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Christina Cala is a producer for Code Switch. Before that, she was at the TED Radio Hour where she piloted two new episode formats — the curator chat and the long interview. She's also reported on a movement to preserve African American cultural sites in Birmingham and followed youth climate activists in New York City.
Matthew Cloutier
Matthew Cloutier is a producer for TED Radio Hour. While at the show, he has focused on stories about science and the natural world, ranging from operating Mars rovers to exploring Antarctica's hidden life. He has also pitched these kinds of episodes, including "Through The Looking Glass" and "Migration."
Sanaz Meshkinpour
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