This revolutionary, ground breaking paper by a European group calling itself “The International Vagina Dialogue Survey” (we kid you not) concludes that vagina monologues will not cut it:
Results The majority of the women thought that vaginal health did not receive the attention it deserves (66%) and that society has too many misconceptions about the vagina (65%); indeed, 78% agreed that society’s taboos surrounding the vagina contribute to women’s ignorance. Only 39% of the women had ever read an informative article on the vagina, although 83% would like to read such an article. Although 79% of the women relied on advice from healthcare professionals (HCPs) when choosing a contraceptive, <50% were comfortable talking to HCPs about vagina-related issues. Conclusions A more open and informative approach is needed with regard to the subject of the vagina in order to empower and educate women about their bodies and in matters such as choice of contraception.
The question we now face is whether it is time to expand our coverage of the subject. The Medgadget editorial team will be consulting its wives and girlfriends. Developing…
The Experts’ writing in Contraception: Attitudes, perceptions and knowledge about the vagina: the International Vagina Dialogue Survey
(hat tip: KidneyNotes)