This teen might know more about vaginas than you — and she’s using her smarts to educate others.
Vaishnavi Siripurapu is a 17-year-old high school senior, and an aspiring gynecologist, who wants to set the record straight on vaginas. So, she launched Euvie’s Podcast in 2016.
“Throughout history, we see human always fear what they don’t understand. So. I thought to myself, ‘If I can make people understand the female reproductive system, then I can make people and therefore empower more people through the power of education.” Siripurapu stated. “Growing up, like on the bus, I would hear people say pretty heinous things about the female reproductive system and I just couldn’t stand for that level of un-education. I knew it would contribute to a lack of understanding of women in society. So that’s what really sparked the interest, seeing the effects of sexism and lack of education in my own life.”
She records the episodes in her closet and features research from medical journals and interviews with gynecologists. She is also teaching sex ed seminars at high schools and middle schools in North Carolina. She hopes to one day provide gynecological care and sex ed to women in impoverished areas.