Jessica Pin is an advocate for inclusion of detailed clitoral anatomy in medical literature and curricula, training standards for vulvar procedures, and correction of medical misinformation about vulvas. She has gotten 12 major medical textbooks, 2 top anatomy apps, and multiple online resources to update their content, and more to promise future updates. She has also published a cadaveric study with plastic surgeons, convinced OB/GYNs to publish a cadaveric study, and effected changes in OB/GYN and plastic surgery board certification, standardized consent forms, and residency curricula. She holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
In this episode:
Delving into the neglected role of the clitoris in childbirth and female sexual health with guest Jessica Pin Advocating for the inclusion of detailed clitoral anatomy in medical literature and curricula training standards for vulva procedures Highlighting the dehumanizing treatment of women's sexuality and the absence of discussion around pleasure in medical literature Emphasizing the need for increased awareness and education about the clitoris to improve patient care and recognize its importance in female sexual function and reproduction.
The clitoris plays a crucial role in female sexual function and overall well-being, yet is often neglected in medical education and practice Female sexual pleasure is important and should not be minimized or trivialized Medical providers often neglect physical damage to the clitoris, which can have long-term effects on a woman's sexual health Increased awareness and education about the clitoris is necessary to improve patient care and recognize its importance in female sexual function and reproduction
“Women should advocate for themselves and help medical providers realize that it's not just a matter of hormones and psychology.” - Jessica Pin
“The role of pleasure in childbirth is often overlooked, but studies suggest that it can desensitize us to pain. We need to pay more attention to the clitoris and protect it during birth and surgery.” - Jessica Pin
“The clitoris has been disregarded because of taboos around female sexuality, separating reproduction from pleasure even though it doesn't make sense.” - Jessica Pin