This is How You Vagina

All About Your Vajayjay and Why You Probably Shouldn't Call it That

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
298 Pages
Reviewed on 08/24/2021
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Author Biography

Dr. Nicole Williams is a native of East St. Louis and board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. With the philosophy of marrying both alternative and traditional medicine, Dr. Williams opened The Gynecology Institute of Chicago in July 2013. Since that time, she has expanded the GIC to 3 locations and has cared for thousands of patients (and their vaginas). Dr. Williams has a degree in English Literature and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MD from Loyola University Chicago. In 2008, she made it to the final round of ABC's ''The Mole'' reality show, taking second place. Dr. Williams has appeared in Redbook, Prevention Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Chicago Sun-Times,, and Bustle. She is a tireless advocate for women's health issues, especially maternal issues, and has successfully lobbied Congress on behalf of her patients, having her formal remarks entered into the public record. Dr. Williams also travels the world extensively, educating and operating on those who need it in the most far flung places. She has worked in Haiti, Rwanda, Ghana, the Philippines, and Cambodia, to name a few. Dr. Williams has also made many appearances on ABC, NPR, WGN, CBS and FOX Chicago as a noted speaker on women's health. She lives in Chicago, IL.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

This is How You Vagina: All About Your Vajayjay and Why You Probably Shouldn't Call it That by Nicole E. Williams, MD is an eye-opening self-help and health book about the vagina and what makes it so unique. It's everything you've always wanted to know about the vagina but were afraid or too uncomfortable to ask. Pardon the pun, but this author makes it easy to learn about the ins and outs of this fascinating organ. Let's face it: we learn a little about it in health or biology, and maybe some on the internet or from books, but not nearly enough, and not always the correct information, or the information you need to understand what's going on with it. Wouldn't you rather hear it from a doctor, or more specifically a gynecologist? This is where Dr. Nicole Williams comes in. She brings science to the vagina, not merely myth or opinion. Part of the mystery surrounding how the vagina actually operates comes from cultural norms and attitudes, including movies, music, art, books, and especially our upbringing and educational systems.

The author presents interesting, important facts and images on not just the physical functioning of this organ, but other aspects of its functioning like sex, giving birth, anatomy, and more. I like that she corrects incorrect beliefs many people have about this body part and shares fascinating facts most women have never heard of. This is the perfect book for those who want to know but may feel a bit self-conscious, as it has a direct approach and a sense of humor that allows readers to laugh a little as they learn and helps ease the discomfort. I like the message that it's okay to enjoy your body and explore it, and I appreciate the effortless style. Suppose you're looking to find out what is normal and what is abnormal when it comes to the female body. In that case, This is How You Vagina: All About Your Vajayjay and Why You Probably Shouldn't Call it That by Nicole E. Williams, MD is a book you should put on your reading list for this year, or share with someone else.