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Meet the Author - Book Chapters

Book chapters for the meet the author sessions during the GSWS Conference: "Doing the Body in the 21st Century."

Meet the Author

Christine LabuskiIt Hurts Down There: The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain (SUNY Press, 2015)

Christine Labuski is an assistant professor of of Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech.

"How does a woman describe a part of her body that much of society teaches her to never discuss? It Hurts Down There analyzes the largest known set of qualitative research data about vulvar pain conditions. It tells the story of one hundred women who struggled with this dilemma as they sought treatment for chronic and unexplained vulvar pain. Christine Labuski argues that the medical condition of vulvar pain cannot be adequately understood without exposing and interrogating cultural attitudes about female genitalia." - Faculty Profile, 1/26/16