Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era

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Touchstone, Nov 10, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 848 pages
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"O""ur Bodies, Ourselves "is the resource that women of all ages turn to for information about their bodies, sexuality, and reproductive health. Completely revised and updated, these pages provide women with the information and tools they need to make key health decisions--accurate, evidence-based information, input from leading experts, and personal stories from women who share their experiences. This new edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves "includes the latest vital information on:

- CHANGES IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM--especially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need.

- SAFER SEX--how to engage in pleasurable, satisfying sexual experiences while protecting your health and the health of your partner.

- ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISKS--including minimizing exposure to everyday pollutants that endanger reproductive health.

- BODY IMAGE--resisting negative media stereotypes and embracing healthier approaches to looking and feeling good.

- LOCAL AND GLOBAL ACTIVISM--using social media and organizing tactics to build community and advocate for policies that improve women's lives. - 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.

Together with its companion website, ourbodiesourselves.org, "Our Bodies, Ourselves "is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.

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Still As Good As The First Version

User Review  - amtgal - Overstock.com

We bought this newest version for our 16 y/o grand daughter.It is very in depth and is a book that will serve her through menopause.It is the kind of book every young girl should have before embarking ... Read full review

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User Review  - RapeCrisisScotland - LibraryThing

Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century reflects the vital health concerns of women of diverse ages, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and sexual orientations. In these pages, women will find new ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

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. Our Bodies, Ourselves 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. Our Bodies, Ourselves 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.

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