09/12

Dr. Jen Gunter: Separating Myth from Medicine

At a time when women’s health information is increasingly being provided by the internet, celebrities and consumer product companies of all kinds, Dr. Jen Gunter, a Marin County-based obstetrician and gynecologist, has carved out an increasingly public role as a vocal truth-teller about women’s health. Known as The New York Times’s gynecologist as well as one of Twitter’s most-active OB-GYNs, Dr. Gunter’s has taken on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and medical pseudoscience, and has recently spoken out vocally against increasingly strict abortion laws in many U.S. states.

Gunter’s new book, The Vagina Bible, provides factual information on a range of women’s health issues and debunks the many myths and half-truths related to the female reproductive system. While much of the dialogue surrounding women’s health targets the shame or inexperience of women and girls, Dr. Gunter aims to educate and empower with both humor and evidence. 

Dr. Gunter will be in conversation with Vicki Larson, a lifestyle columnist for the Marin Independent Journal. The event will be held at the Novato-based Buck Institute, home of the Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality, one of the first centers of its kind in the world.

September 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945

Directions

The Buck Institute is located 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Airport/San Francisco/South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Berkeley/Oakland/Oakland International Airport:

  • Take Highway 80 to Highway 580 West, and cross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
  • Take 580 until it merges with Highway 101 North in San Rafael
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

From Sonoma County, take Highway 101 South:

  • Take the first Novato exit (Atherton/San Marin Drive)
  • Turn right at the stoplight, and stay in the right lane
  • Take an immediate right onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

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