Book cover of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage by Rachel E. Grossby Rachel E. Gross

Shortlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

New York Times Editors’ Choice

Science Friday Best Science Book to Read This Summer

A myth-busting voyage into the female body.

A camera obscura reflects the world back but dimmer and inverted. Similarly, science has long viewed woman through a warped lens, one focused narrowly on her capacity for reproduction. As a result, there exists a vast knowledge gap when it comes to what we know about half of the bodies on the planet.

Interview with the Author

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Vagina Obscura w/ Rachel E. Gross
7/4/22         75 min

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Rachel E. Gross on Vagina Obscura
6/2/22            55 min

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The Waves: The Vagina Et. Al.
4/14/22          40 min

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#600 The one about vaginas
4/11/22           60 min

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Rachel E. Gross, “Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage” (W. W. Norton, 2022)
3/30/22            47 min

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We keep reproducing a good time with Rachel E. Gross and Vagina Obscura
7/15/22          78 min

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