This is one of those stories about the classical world which starts with assumptions, and ends with them being shaken up as the result of one simple discovery.
Is it OK to use 'vagina' to cover all the internal and external female sexual organs? 'Vulvagate' reminds us of a lost world of passages, gates and doors.
(updated 20 September 2019 - and, thanks to Minji Lee of Rice University, a previous edit is available in Korean here) Please can we just get something out of the way once and for all? The disease of 'hysteria' was neither described nor named by Hippocrates. I know The Sun says it was, but it's… Continue reading Hysteria from Hippocrates
concerns about cold, clanking equipment used in gynaecological procedures go back a long way in history
Agnodice, 'the first midwife'? Why this is a myth, and a powerful one at that.