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Town Hall Seattle: Science Series

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Feb 9, 2024

Delve into the insightful world of reproductive health with Dr. Jen Gunter.

In her latest book, Blood, Dr. Gunter dispells myths and misinformation about menstruation with a foundation of scientific facts and medical expertise. Known for her evidence-based approach, Dr. Gunter addresses questions you may have never thought to ask about menstrual bleeding and offers a clear and informative guide to reproductive anatomy.

Covering topics from the endometrium’s intriguing connection to the immune system, to discussions on period pain, endometriosis, and hormonal contraception, Blood provides a nuanced perspective that fosters understanding without judgment.

Join us for an event that encourages open conversations and promotes knowledge about a natural bodily process that has often been shrouded in mystery and societal taboos.

Dr. Jen Gunter, internationally bestselling author and expert gynecologist, known as “the world’s most famous gynecologist” (The Guardian), brings over three decades of expertise in vulvar and vaginal diseases. Her bestselling books, The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto, translated into 25 languages, have solidified her position as a leading voice in women’s health. With accolades including the 2020 NAMS Media Award and a TED Talk with 2M+ views, Dr. Gunter hosts the CBC/Amazon Prime series Jensplaining and shares insights on her popular podcast, Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter. Based in Northern California, she continues to impact the conversation on women’s health globally at

Amy Bhatt is a writer, museum curator, and former Associate Professor. She has a Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, is the author of High-Tech Housewives, and is the co-author of Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest. She has written for and appeared in news outlets such as NPR, Ms. Magazine, The Conversation, Indian Express, Quartz, and The Seattle Times. She founded The Brohatt Group in 2020 and consults as a ghostwriter and development editor.

Seattle T2P2 is our community partner for this event. 

Seattle T2P2T2P2 Logo (Towers of Tampons & Pyramids of Pads) is a menstrual product donation collective committed to disrupting period poverty throughout Seattle and beyond. They believe that to create a more equitable society, we must make period products accessible to all. Period. 

 You can help! Town Hall is hosting a period product drive for T2P2 during this event. Bring your donations of packaged or individually wrapped pads, tampons, panty liners, wipes, and hand sanitizer to the event to contribute to Seattle T2P2’s mission.