Most women can't identify their own anatomy

(WVLT) -- No matter what you want to call it, it turns out a lot of women don't know about their own special body parts.

A new study through Summer's Eve claims women are "in the dark" when it comes to knowing about their female anatomy and are embarrassed to talk about it. Because of this, it can be difficult to address their own health.

We talked to Dr. Carla Stokes (women's health expert) and Alexis Jones (Founder of "I Am That Girl") who are pushing women to take a new online quiz to see if they know the five major parts of the female anatomy.

At least 70% of the women who has participated in the quiz so far hasn't been able to pass. Dr. Stokes says, "There's also just a lack in general knowledge about our bodies and health and that's what this campaign is about is breaking down those taboos and getting it out there and hopefully getting women confident in t alking about their bodies and about their health." For decades, Stokes says women have been coding the correct terminology in conversation so it's out of practice.

Alexis Jones said even her mother admitted she couldn't name all five parts, which she found surprising. "I thought it was so interesting that even my mom, 63 years old, was not comfortable referring to her own anatomy properly," said Jones.

It's called the "ID the V" mission to hopefully help restore confidence in women talking about their health.

Plus, for every person who gets the quiz correct, Summer's Eve is donating $1 to Jones' non-profit organization "I Am That Girl" which is a girl empowerment program.

To take the quiz, go to idthev.com.

Other resources include:
Summer's Eve website with articles for women's health
www.summerseve.com
Dr. Carla Stokes website
www.drcarla.com
The site for "I Am That Girl" program
iamthatgirl.com


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