The New Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book by and for Women

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Women - 751 pages
Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century is the first major revision of this classic since 1984 and reflects the major changes that have occurred in every area of women's health. It is still the definitive consumer health reference of all women.This new focus encompasses such controversial issues as:
-- Managing managed care and the insurance industry
-- Questioning breast cancer treatment options
-- Recent scientific developments in contraception and reproductive technology, including drug-induced abortions
-- Violence as a women's public health issue
-- Preventing and living with HIV/AIDS
-- The impact of racism on sexuality
-- Chiropractic, herbal, and other alternative/complementary therapies, including natural approaches to menopause
-- Poverty and racism as major determinants of women's health.

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The Boston Women's Health Collective addresses the leading women's health issues of the 1990's. Here is an expanded and updated version for the 1990s and beyond of the book that has been called "the ... Read full review

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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


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The Boston Women's Health Book Collective (also known as Our Bodies Ourselves) aims to empower women by providing information about health, sexuality, and reproduction. Advisory board members include Teresa Heinz Kerry, Susan Love, and Gloria Steinem. To learn more visit

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