Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies, Ourselves

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Hailed by The New York Times as a "feminist classic," and "America's bestselling book on women's health," the comprehensive guide to all aspects of women's health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and general well-being.

Six years after the 2005 overhaul of this classic guide to women's health, the 2011 edition focuses on what Our Bodies, Ourselves does best: provide information on women'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 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.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone Book/Simon & Schuster, 2011.
ISBN: 9781439190661
1439190666
Branch Call Number: 613.04244 OUR
Characteristics: xiii, 928 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Boston Women's Health Book Collective

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Mikogee
Sep 18, 2016

This project was initiated to fill an information gap for women, but it is useful for guys, too. It is written like a Haynes manual--"based on a complete teardown and rebuild"--covering all makes and models of the female humanoid.

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Mooninvirgo
Sep 03, 2014

Not great. A lot of information in one place but missing key physiological understandings ie heavy periods caused by liver damage.

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carlastephenson
Jun 05, 2014

I had my doubts when I first began reading this book, but it became more interesting as the chapters progressed. Two college students want to go to the African desert to conduct original research. They have little funding, no grant or supporting funding, and encounter a myriad of problems when they finally set up camp in the Kalahari. Some of the problems include running out of water, a vehicle that would not start, lack of mechanical skill, running into natives, fire, flood, monsoons, a pair of male lions, hyenas and running out of funding. That is in just the first two chapters!

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GE 100 B 2011

SCL_Preschool Nov 18, 2011

An essential "owner's manual" for women.

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carlastephenson
Jun 05, 2014

carlastephenson thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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