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SGEM Xtra: Dr. Jennifer Gunter – Super Hero of Science

SGEM Xtra: Dr. Jennifer Gunter – Super Hero of Science

Podcast: SGEM Xtra Dr. Jen Gunter

Date: October 20th, 2017

Dr. Jen Gunter is an gynaecologist from Canada who practices in San Fransisco. She writes a blog discussing women’s health issues and debunking pseudoscience. She is known to wield the lasso of truth, just like Wonder Woman.

Jen became an internet sensation recently after challenging Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle company GOOP over some of their products. This included vaginal steaming and jade eggs. Jen’s blog posts got a lot of national and international media coverage. Here is some more information:

Tim Caulfield

Tim Caulfield

Jen was invited to give a talk at Western University for homecoming 2017. She contacted me about doing a SGEM podcast we had been talking about for the last few years. Rather than doing a structured critical review of a recent publication, I suggested doing the first SGEM Facebook Live event.

In preparation for the Super Hero of Science Event a YouTube Save the Date video and a Movie Trailer were created. The movie trailer featured Jen, #BatDoc and Tim Caulfield. Tim is a law professor from Edmonton who wrote the book: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash. 

A number of smart, skeptical people were invited to the bat cave for a tweet-up followed by a live interview of Jen. You can watch the 30 minute Facebook Live interview by clicking on this link or listen to it on iTunes.

It was a great night of science, skepticism and friendship with special guests from The Reality Check and Bad Science Watch. We even made a #BatDoc Video with Jen.


Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.


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