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Jen Gunter, M.D.

Jen Gunter, MD, is an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician. She writes a lot about sex, science, and social media, but sometimes she writes about other things because, well, why not? She has been called Twitter’s resident gynecologist, the Internet’s OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest advocates for women’s health. She first started her quest to help provide quality information by writing The Preemie Primer, a guide for parents of premature babies. In addition to her academic publications, her writing has appeared in places like The New York TimesThe Cut, USA Today, The Hill, and Self.  She has taken on politicians, celebrities, and the press over misinformation and fake news about women's health care.
 
Dr. Gunter was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, and graduated from The University of Manitoba School of Medicine in 1990 at the age of 23. In 1995 she completed her OB/GYN training at the University of Western Ontario and moved to the United States to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Kansas. After completing her fellowship she continued studies in pain medicine. She is board certified in OB/GYN in both Canada and the United States. She is also board certified in pain medicine. Dr. Gunter lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two sons, her chocolate lab, and her one-eyed cat Luna.