Why does vulva seem to be the hardest word?

WE need to talk about vulvas. I know it might not seem like a top priority right now, with the UK imploding around us, but this is important. In fact, it could be a matter of life and death.

New research by cancer charity The Eve Appeal has found people aren’t talking about vulvas nearly enough. Specifically, only 1% of parents frequently use that word when talking about female body parts in front of their daughters, with nearly half favouring euphemisms such as “flower”, “fairy” or “tuppence”. Most worryingly, more than a fifth don’t refer to female body parts in front of their daughters at all.

Read the rest of this column at thenational.scot

Published in The National on September 6 2019.

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