“Vaginas. I’ve seen thousands of them. As a full-time practicing OB/GYN for almost two decades, I’ve learned women have a complex relationship with their V’s. Whether curious, closed, excited, elated, tenacious, mortified, tearful, or fearful, shy, panicked, pugnacious, even petrified, women first and foremost all want to know one thing: Am I normal down there?
This essential question is the reason that I’m Facebooked frequently, cornered in the grocery store aisle, sidelined at the gym, questioned in cafes, and stopped on the street by women who have urgent issues about their vaginas. Their queries and concerns inspired me to write V is for Vagina. Rather than talk yeast infection in the produce aisle or labioplasty on the elliptical machine, I wanted to get the word out, to educate women in an easy-to-read, nonthreatening, down-to-earth way. I wanted to share medically sound and up-to-date information in a humorous, hip and relaxed style. And I wanted to have a little fun, too.
So, here it is, V Is for Vagina: a humorous but informative guide to the sometimes mysterious but always fascinating and amazing VAGINA.
Alyssa Dweck MS, MD, FACOG is a full time practicing OB/GYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and Hahnemann University School of Medicine. She is on the Health Advisory Board of Family Circle Magazine, contributed regularly to YM Magazine, and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, SheKnows.com, Shape.com, parents.com, More.com and HealthRadio.
Meet Dr. Dweck for a May 10th “Straight V-Talk!”
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester and Inside Chappaqua are proud to be co-sponsoring a talk and book signing by Dr. Dweck on Thursday, May 10th at 7pm at Temple Beth El. Come and meet Alyssa and have your questions answered! This is a free event open to the public. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.