Origin of the World: Science and the Fiction of the VaginaBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.970 (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:970
- Virginia Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- department of psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
The vagina—and here I follow the title of the book by using this term as lay shorthand for women's genitalia—is a paradoxical part of women's bodies. Reviled but also revered, it has been received in different historical and cultural contexts with revulsion, awe, fascination, denial, violence, and even entrepreneurialism.
Reaktion, £19.95/$29, pp 304 ISBN 1 86189 210 1 http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/
In recent years in the West the academy and popular culture have focused attention on the vagina. This fascinating and lively account of the “science and fiction of the vagina,” which …