CHAPTER I WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT WOMEN? The primary aim of this book is to underline the fact that a woman should not have blind faith in doctors or other health care providers. Doing so could very well be a danger to her good health, or an actual threat to her life. People may ask why women should be treated with special care. Why is there a need for a book that only warns women of the dangers of becoming infected? Why isn't the book about men and women? The answer may seem excessively obvious to those of you who ‘get it', but for clarity's sake, it needs to be stated - so bear with us for a moment. God blessed women with a truly miraculous system that is capable of emulating - or at least participating in - one of God's most phenomenal acts , the creation and proliferation of life itself. However, like any delicate, biological system, a woman's body is susceptible to the corruptive influence of adversarial foreign bodies (in this instance, pathogenic microbes) that can eventually overcome and defeat their victim. On the other hand, there is no need for women to have wholesale, absolute fear of doctors or other health care providers. Instead, they should be careful, be aware and diligently protect the most pregnable and the most delicate part of their bodies. The female reproductive tract is the perfect ecosystem for almost all bacterium, fungus, virus or any other microbial life form. The world's smartest rocket scientists cannot fashion an environment more inviting or more agreeable to these microorganisms than a woman's birth canal. Only a tiny number of these lethal microbes are required to establish a ‘beachhead' that can quickly become an army capable of immediately destroying individual cells, and, eventually, the body itself. There are few men - and, surprisingly - only a few women who have reflected upon this simple fact of life. However, it is a truth that needs to be as familiar or as natural to you as eating and sleeping. Because, just as a lack of either of these two necessary elements can cost you your health and endanger your life, failure to be mindful of the vulnerability of your reproductive system can lead to grievous, life-threatening results. Just as any finely tuned instrument or valuable, exquisite work of fine art, a woman's body should receive preferential treatment. And, that's "WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT WOMEN."  As human beings, with a relatively limited scope of the past, present and future universe, most of us do consider ‘life' as one of God's greatest accomplishments… we shall see.