Ellen Støkken Dahl

Medical student, writer
Ellen Støkken Dahl is spreading medical expertise and enthusiasm for sexual health as a teacher for teenagers, sex workers and refugees.

Why you should listen

Ellen Støkken Dahl wishes to empower women through good sexual education. With her collaborator Nina Dølvik Brochmann, she has built up one of Norway’s most popular health blogs, Underlivet (The Life Below/The Genitals). After being frustrated by the amount of medical misconceptions and shame that surrounded the female body, she and Brochmann wrote the popular science book, The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy, Biology, and Reality of the Vagina. This humorous and non-judgmental medical guidebook to the female genitalia has taken the world by storm and is currently being translated into more than 30 languages. She currently works as doctor and writer based in Oslo, Norway.

Ellen Støkken Dahl’s TED talk