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Topic: Dr. Jen Gunter on ‘The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation’

Speaker: Dr. Jen Gunter


Most women can expect to have hundreds of periods in a lifetime. And yet few are given the tools to understand the science of their own cycle, how it changes over their lifetime, and how it connects to their overall health.

Despite its significance, most education about menstruation focuses either on increasing the chances of pregnancy or preventing it. And while both are crucial, women deserve to know more about their bodies than just what happens in service to reproduction. Instead, the patriarchy has weaponized menstruation through outdated cultural norms, medical dismissal, inadequate menstrual accommodations, and useless products. To distinguish medicine from mythology, people need information. To advocate for ourselves, we need to know how our bodies work. Consequently, many people suffer in silence, thinking their bodies are uniquely broken, or they turn to disreputable sources.

This is the true curse, and the way we break that curse is with knowledge.

In this practical, inclusive guide to menstruation, Dr. Jen Gunter delivers empowerment through knowledge. She explains what’s typical, what’s concerning, and when to seek care, while also examining the historical and social myths which keep women uninformed and disenfranchised. Written with the no-nonsense expertise and frank, fearless wit that have made Dr. Gunter today’s most trusted voice in women’s health, Blood gives women the tools to take back control of their bodies and kick menstrual shame to the curb. Period.

About our Speakers:

Dr. Jen Gunter is the #1 bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto. She is board certified in OB/GYN and pain medicine. Her new book, BLOOD: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation, coming in late January 2024, dispels the shame, mythology, and misinformation around menstruation with scientific facts, medical expertise, and a fierce feminist perspective.

Sarah Kaplan is Founding Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management and Fellow of the Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her latest book, The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation is based on her award-winning course at the Rotman School. In it, she shows companies how to avoid simple “greenwashing” or “pinkwashing” in addressing corporate social responsibility and gender equity. She lays out a roadmap for organizational leaders who have hit the limits of the supposed win-win of shared value to explore how companies can cope with real trade-offs, innovating around them or even thriving within them.

Event Logistics: This event is available to attend in-person

In-Person Ticket & Book Details:
The event will be hosted at the Rotman School of Management (105 St. George St. Toronto, ON M5S 3E6). Your registration fee includes a copy of the book, meet-and-greet with book signing by the author and light refreshments.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Refunds will only be issued for cancellations received in writing no later than 24 hours prior to the event. Please email for processing. In-person registrants who do not pick up their book at the event will have 5 business days to request postal delivery by emailing  All unclaimed books will be returned to the publisher after that time.