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Our Bodies, Ourselves

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Hailed by andlt;I andgt;The New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; as a and#8220;feminist classic,and#8221; and and#8220;Americaand#8217;s bestselling book on womenand#8217;s health,and#8221; the comprehensive guide to all aspects of womenand#8217;s health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and general well-being.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Six years after the 2005 overhaul of this classic guide to womenand#8217;s health, the 2011 edition focuses on what andlt;Iandgt;Our Bodies, Ourselvesandlt;/Iandgt; does best: provide information on womenand#8217;s reproductive health and sexuality; practical information on how find and access health information; and resources, stories, and information to educate women about health care injustices and inspire them to work collectively to address them. This new edition of andlt;Iandgt;Our Bodies, Ourselves andlt;/Iandgt;includes the latest vital information on: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Changes in the health care systemand#8212;especially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need. andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;andlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;Safer sexand#8212;how to engage in pleasurable, satisfying sexual experiences while protecting your health and the health of your partner. andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;andlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;Environmental health risksand#8212;including minimizing exposure to everyday pollutants that endanger reproductive health. andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;andlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;Body imageand#8212;resisting negative media stereotypes and embracing healthier approaches to looking and feeling good. andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Local and global activismand#8212;using social media and organizing tactics to build community and advocate for policies that improve womenand#8217;s lives. andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;andlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;As well as crucial information about gender identity, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, pregnancy and birth, perimenopause, and sexuality and sexual health as we age. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Together with its companion website, OurBodiesOurselves.org, andlt;Iandgt;Our Bodies, Ourselves andlt;/Iandgt;is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.

Synopsis:

The gold standard for women’s health books, in time for the fortieth anniversary of the book’s first publication—featuring new material and a completely updated approach to critical women’s health issues.

The name “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has become synonymous with women’s health—and protecting it. This updated edition contains vital new information on such issues as the HPV vaccine, changes in the healthcare system, cosmetic surgery, violence against women, healthcare activism in the twenty-first century, and much more.

Since its original publication forty years ago, Our Bodies, Ourselves has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, and resources based on the book are available in twenty-five languages, in print, digital, and social interactive formats, and Braille. Called “America’s bestselling book on all aspects of women’s health” and “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, 300,000 copies of Our Bodies, Ourselves have been donated to women’s groups around the world, creating an estimated readership of more than 20 million worldwide.

This new edition will tie in closely to the group’s website, one of the leading online women’s health resources and a recipient of citations for its excellent quality from International Planned Parenthood Federation and Scientific American.

Synopsis:

Newly revised and updated, Our Bodies, Ourselves is the classic guide for women of all ages to every aspect of their health.

About the Author

The Boston Women's Health Book Collective (now known as Our Bodies Ourselves) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 whose board members include Teresa Heinz Kerry, Susan Love, and Gloria Steinem. Their mission is to empower women by providing information about health, sexuality, and reproduction. andlt;iandgt;Our Bodies, Ourselvesandlt;/iandgt; is the organization's core vehicle for driving their mission. While OBOS is famous for its voice in policy, advocacy, and educational efforts related to women's health, they see their role as a global content provider as paramount. Judy Norsigian is the Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves.The Boston Women's Health Book Collective (now known as Our Bodies Ourselves) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 whose board members include Teresa Heinz Kerry, Susan Love, and Gloria Steinem. Their mission is to empower women by providing information about health, sexuality, and reproduction. andlt;iandgt;Our Bodies, Ourselvesandlt;/iandgt; is the organization's core vehicle for driving their mission. While OBOS is famous for its voice in policy, advocacy, and educational efforts related to women's health, they see their role as a global content provider as paramount. Judy Norsigian is the Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439190661
Author:
Boston Womens Health Book Collective
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Author:
Norsigian, Judy
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Womens Health
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
sexuality; safe sex; health; insurance healt; women s health; health care; home health care; health records; female labido; health advice for women; sex disease, hiv; get tested; maternity motherhood; nursing; baby formula; adoption; newborn baby; organic
Subject:
sexuality; safe sex; health; insurance healt; women s health; health care; home health care; health records; female labido; health advice for women; sex disease, hiv; get tested; maternity motherhood; nursing; baby formula; adoption; newborn baby; organic
Subject:
sexuality; safe sex; health; insurance healt; women s health; health care; home health care; health records; female labido; health advice for women; sex disease, hiv; get tested; maternity motherhood; nursing; baby formula; adoption; newborn baby; organic
Subject:
sexuality; safe sex; health; insurance healt; women s health; health care; home health care; health records; female labido; health advice for women; sex disease, hiv; get tested; maternity motherhood; nursing; baby formula; adoption; newborn baby; organic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 b/w photos
Pages:
944
Dimensions:
9.12 x 7.38 in 48.8 oz

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Product details 944 pages Touchstone Books - English 9781439190661 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The gold standard for women’s health books, in time for the fortieth anniversary of the book’s first publication—featuring new material and a completely updated approach to critical women’s health issues.

The name “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has become synonymous with women’s health—and protecting it. This updated edition contains vital new information on such issues as the HPV vaccine, changes in the healthcare system, cosmetic surgery, violence against women, healthcare activism in the twenty-first century, and much more.

Since its original publication forty years ago, Our Bodies, Ourselves has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, and resources based on the book are available in twenty-five languages, in print, digital, and social interactive formats, and Braille. Called “America’s bestselling book on all aspects of women’s health” and “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, 300,000 copies of Our Bodies, Ourselves have been donated to women’s groups around the world, creating an estimated readership of more than 20 million worldwide.

This new edition will tie in closely to the group’s website, one of the leading online women’s health resources and a recipient of citations for its excellent quality from International Planned Parenthood Federation and Scientific American.

"Synopsis" by , Newly revised and updated, Our Bodies, Ourselves is the classic guide for women of all ages to every aspect of their health.
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