Dr. Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl - The Wonder Down Under (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am

The Wonder Down Under  is a comprehensive guide to a miraculous and complex part of the body that too few of us (regardless of gender) are all that familiar with—the vagina. With wisdom, humor, and scientific aplomb, medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl take readers on a fascinating journey of female sexual organs and sexual health--from the clitoris to contraception to cervical cancer. More than a user's manual, this book is the demystification and tribute to the vagina that we have been waiting for.

This book is filled with astonishing, important, and little-known information—relayed with both medical expertise and genuine empathy. Did you know, for instance, that female and male sex organs are merely variations on the same basic structure? Or that there's no such thing as a virginity test—because a broken hymen is not a meaningful indicator of whether or not someone's had sex? Brochmann and Dahl have written a tour-de-force about the biology, anatomy, and reality of the female body, stopping along the way to explain how misinformation and silence about the vagina have been harmful to women over time. The Wonder Down Under makes crucial contributions to the discussion: the book was an instant bestseller that sold out in its native Norway in just three days. Since then it has been acquired by publishers in nearly three dozen countries around the world.

This is a joyful and indispensable book that will educate readers of all kinds and equip a new generation to make informed choices about their sexual health and happiness.

Nina Brochmann, MD and Ellen Støkken Dahl are Oslo-based medical students who have, for several years, worked as educators in sexual health advising young people and minority groups. In 2015 they started the blog The Genital Area (Underlivet), with the aim of dispelling myths around female sexual health.




51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy, Biology, and Reality of the Vagina Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681440217
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Published: Quercus - March 6th, 2018

A joyful and indispensable guide filled with astonishing, important, and little-known information about the vagina that will equip a new generation to make informed choices about their sexual health and happiness.