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Publisher Comments:

With more than four million copies sold, Our Bodies, Ourselves is the classic resource that women of all ages can turn to for information about every aspect of their well-being.

Completely revised for the first time in a decade, these pages give women everything they need for making key decisions about their health — from definitive information from today's leading experts to personal stories from other women just like them. This updated edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest on:

  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Relationships, sexuality, and sexual health
  • Complementary health practices
  • Reproductive choices, pregnancy, and childbearing
  • Growing older
  • Medical testing and procedures
Together with its companion website (www.ourbodiesourselves.org), Our Bodies, Ourselves is a one-stop resource for women of all generations. Plus: The rearranged food pyramid, a chapter about sexual orientation and gender identity, advice for making safer sex more fun, the latest on breast-feeding, support for women experiencing pregnancy loss, and a section devoted to getting the best care in today's complicated health care system.

Review:

"The original edition of 1970's now-classic Our Bodies, Ourselves has sold more than three million copies, and the revised and expanded edition will likely prove equally popular among women of all ages. According to the authors, some of them among the original contributors, knowledge is power, but women will make little change in the medical and health-care industries unless they join forces with other women at home and around the world. Like its predecessor, this volume is wide in scope (but lacking in depth), and has a profoundly feminist perspective as it emphasizes sexual health, reproductive rights, community-based organization and the political, economic and social conditions that limit women's access to quality health care. Much of the new information details recent health research on women's needs and inequities in medical care for men and women, and reflects the experiences of different ethnicities, sexual preferences and economic backgrounds. Women are the primary consumers of health care in the U.S., but, the authors say, they are grossly underserved. In addition, the medical community has viewed many life-stage conditions — pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, menopause — as illnesses rather than natural processes that require teams of supportive practitioners. The book's rousing political orientation may motivate readers to access the numerous resources listed or the companion OBOS Web site. More than a book, OBOS is a health movement and deserves a place on every woman's bookshelf." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The best women's health reference book I've ever seen." Julianne Moore

Synopsis:

With more than four million copies sold, "Our Bodies, Ourselves" is the classic resource that women of all ages turn to for information about every aspect of their well-being. Completely revised for the first time in a decade, this edition provides all the information women need to make key decisions about their health.

About the Author

The Boston Women's Health Book Collective is a nonprofit organization devoted to education about women and health.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Letter from Founders of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Taking Care of Ourselves

1: Body Image

2: Eating Well

3: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Mood-Altering Drugs

4: Our Bodies in Motion

5: Complementary Health Practices

6: Emotional Well-Being

7: Environmental and Occupational Health

8: Violence and Abuse

Relationships and Sexuality

9: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

10: Relationships with Men

11: Relationships with Women

12: Sexuality

Sexual Health

13: Sexual Anatomy, Reproduction, and the Menstrual Cycle

14: Safer Sex

15: Sexually Transmitted Infections

16: HIV and AIDS

Reproductive Choices

17: Considering Parenting

18: Birth Control

19: Unexpected Pregnancy

20: Abortion

Childbearing

21: Pregnancy

22: Childbirth

23: The First Year of Parenting

24: Childbearing Loss

25: Infertility and Assisted Reproduction

Growing Older

26: Midlife and Menopause

27: Our Later Years

Medical Problems and Procedures

28: Unique to Women

29: Special Concerns for Women

Knowledge Is Power

30: Navigating the Health Care System

31: The Politics of Women's Health

32: Organizing for Change

Glossary

Resources

The Production Team for Our Bodies, Ourselves 2005

Authorship and Acknowledgments

About the Contributors

Index

What Our Readers Are Saying

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Xredragon3, August 25, 2009 (view all comments by Xredragon3)
My mom has an older version of this book and she loves it! She bought my sister one and she always tells me she wants to buy me one. I started reading hers and I can't wait to read the new one, so pretty soon I'm going to give in and just buy it myself! Thank you for sharing such wonderful information!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743256117
Subtitle:
A New Edition for a New Era
Author:
Boston Womens Health Book Collective
Author:
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Author:
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Author:
Norsigian, Judy
Publisher:
Touchstone
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Womens Health
Copyright:
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
9.14x7.46x1.73 in. 3.07 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The original edition of 1970's now-classic Our Bodies, Ourselves has sold more than three million copies, and the revised and expanded edition will likely prove equally popular among women of all ages. According to the authors, some of them among the original contributors, knowledge is power, but women will make little change in the medical and health-care industries unless they join forces with other women at home and around the world. Like its predecessor, this volume is wide in scope (but lacking in depth), and has a profoundly feminist perspective as it emphasizes sexual health, reproductive rights, community-based organization and the political, economic and social conditions that limit women's access to quality health care. Much of the new information details recent health research on women's needs and inequities in medical care for men and women, and reflects the experiences of different ethnicities, sexual preferences and economic backgrounds. Women are the primary consumers of health care in the U.S., but, the authors say, they are grossly underserved. In addition, the medical community has viewed many life-stage conditions — pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, menopause — as illnesses rather than natural processes that require teams of supportive practitioners. The book's rousing political orientation may motivate readers to access the numerous resources listed or the companion OBOS Web site. More than a book, OBOS is a health movement and deserves a place on every woman's bookshelf." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The best women's health reference book I've ever seen."
"Synopsis" by , With more than four million copies sold, "Our Bodies, Ourselves" is the classic resource that women of all ages turn to for information about every aspect of their well-being. Completely revised for the first time in a decade, this edition provides all the information women need to make key decisions about their health.
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