Hailed by The New York Times
as a feminist classic, and Americas bestselling book on womens health, the comprehensive guide to all aspects of womens 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 womens health, the 2011 edition focuses on what Our Bodies, Ourselves
does best: provide information on womens 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 systemespecially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need.
Safer sexhow to engage in pleasurable, satisfying sexual experiences while protecting your health and the health of your partner.
Environmental health risksincluding minimizing exposure to everyday pollutants that endanger reproductive health.
Body imageresisting negative media stereotypes and embracing healthier approaches to looking and feeling good.
Local and global activismusing social media and organizing tactics to build community and advocate for policies that improve womens 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.