Our bodies, ourselves / Boston Women's Health Book Collective.


  • ISBN: 9781439190661 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1439190666 (pbk.)
  • Description: xiii, 928 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 40th anniversary Touchstone ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Available copies

  • 19 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

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Content descriptions

General Note: The 40th Anniversary Edition of America's bestselling women's health book! -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [827]-836) and index.
Contents Note: Bodies and Identities. Our female bodies: sexual anatomy, reproduction, and the menstrual cycle ; Intro to sexual health ; Body image ; Gender identity and sexual orientation. -- Relationships and Sexuality. Relationships ; Social influences on sexuality ; Sexual pleasure and enthusiastic consent ; Sexual challenges. -- Sexual Health and Reproductive Choices. Birth control ; Safer sex ; Sexually transmitted infections ; Unexpected pregnancy ; Abortion. -- Childbearing. Considering parenting ; Pregnancy and preparing for birth ; Labor and birth ; The early months of parenting ; Miscarriage, stillbirth, and other losses ; Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. -- Postreproductive Years. Perimenopause and menopause ; Our later years. -- Medical Problems and Navigating the Health Care System. Selected medical problems ; Navigating the health care system. -- Major Forces Affecting Women's Sexuality and Reproductive Health. Violence against women ; Environmental and occupational health -- The politics of women's health -- Activism in the twenty-first century.
Summary: 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 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, it 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 it 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. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > Health and hygiene.
Women > Diseases.
Women > Psychology.
Boston Women's Health Book Collective. (Added Author).