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A “comprehensive…must-read” (Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure) guide to women’s health from naturopathic physician, bestselling author, and leader in women’s health Dr. Jolene Brighten.

When discussing period pain or mood swings, hormonal imbalance or fertility issues, and all the “down there” concerns, vagina owners everywhere consistently ask their doctors one thing: Is this normal?

Whether it was from her patients or her hundreds of thousands of social media followers, Dr. Jolene Brighten has heard this simple question more times than she can count. With only eighteen states (yes, really) requiring medically accurate sexual education, it’s no wonder that so many have serious questions that need answers.

In Is This Normal?, Dr. Brighten “answers to the often unasked questions along with actionable steps on how to move forward...It’s like having a conversation with your most trusted that happens to have a medical degree” (Dr. Will Cole, New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting). TMI isn’t a term in her world. She answers all those “lady parts” questions you’ve always wondered but might not have felt comfortable asking, including topics as wide-ranging as the menstrual cycle, postpartum health, libido, acne, the orgasm gap, and vaginal discharges. No topic is too gross, gooey, or OMG to be off-limits.

Featuring a twenty-eight-day plan to take back your cycle and dozens of charts, checklists, and diagrams that help keep it real while keeping you educated, Is This Normal? is the Our Bodies, Ourselves for the social media generation, and women everywhere will benefit from this honest, easy-to-understand guide to their bodies.

About The Author

Photograph by Britney Gardner

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a pioneer in women’s medicine and an award-winning board-certified naturopathic endocrinologist and certified sex counselor. She is the author of Beyond the Pill and Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. Her website,, and large social media platform, allow Dr. Brighten to teach women from across the globe how to heal their hormones and have a better conversation with their doctor. She is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor in the FemTech industry, and is considered a leading authority on women’s health. Dr. Brighten is also a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and part of the MindBodyGreen Collective. Her work has been featured in the New York PostForbesCosmopolitanHuffPostBustleThe Guardian, and ABC News.

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (April 4, 2023)
  • Length: 480 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982196400

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