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Our Bodies, Ourselves - A New Edition for a New Era (35th Anniversary… (2005)

af Boston Women's Health Book Collective

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"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 "Our Bodies, Ourselves" 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, Our Bodies, Ourselves 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 Our Bodies, Ourselves 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"--"The 40th Anniversary Edition of America's bestselling women's health book!"--… (mere)
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    g33kgrrl: Wait, What? is a lovely comic book guide covering puberty, dating, and sex for the tween set. As a midwife I've considered Scarleteen a natural spiritual successor to Our Bodies, Ourselves, and this book from the creator and resident-illustrator of Scarleteen makes a nice physical book to put in the hand of every kid who might need it. (All of them. They all might need it.)… (mere)
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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a group of feminists frustrated by the sexism inherent in the health system that came between women and a true understanding of their bodies gathered to create a the first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, a feminist and collective pamphlet addressing those issues they considered essential to women seizing control of their health and lives. Over the decades that have passed since then, it not only expanded into a book but newer and more inclusive editions were produced as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective grew to expand their understanding of how race, class, sexuality, and the nonbinary nature of gender intersected with concepts of women's health. The movement has since been expanded and adapted into many cultures and continues to empower women and others throughout the world to this day.

This book should certainly be issued to every cisgender woman around the age of 12. Many nonbinary youth and trans youth may find helpful information in it, though it is very much a woman-centric work that leans towards the needs and experiences of cisgender women. Though it does speak on the topic of transgender people, those individuals may find the work Trans Bodies, Trans Selves* to be of far greater use. Any person of any gender may find reading this to be helpful in developing a greater understanding of the lives and experiences of women. My husband found it fascinating though he noted that it felt a bit like eavesdropping. The Collective has also produced single-topic books that delve far more deeply into specific experiences: Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book For Teens on Sex and Relationships, and The New Ourselves, Growing Older: Women Aging with Knowledge and Power.**

Not necessarily meant to be read straight through as I did, this is a reference book that can be useful in understanding your current experiences, contextualizing them, locating resources to work on or through them, and maximizing those resources. I also found that it grew my understanding of the experiences of women with lives somewhat different than mine.

As a final note, I'd like to give a huge virtual hug and thank you to my beloved friend Brian who brought my attention back to this book, which I had heard of but not understood as being what it is. I'd also like to thank his mom for being open and honest with her son about her experiences and just generally raising one of the best humans I've ever known.

* I have not read this work nor am I trans, so, while I am unqualified to comment on its quality, I feel I would be remiss not to acknowledge it.

** I also have not read these works yet, but again, they seem worth noting. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Oct 9, 2020 |
In 1971, a dozen Boston feminists published a groundbreaking book on women’s health and sexuality, originally called Women and Their Bodies. The book, first available in alternative bookshops in a stapled, newsprint edition of 193 pages, became so hugely popular - largely by word-of-mouth, that it went on to be republished in nine revised editions in more than twenty foreign-language translations.

The book was (and till is) full of enlightening information about a woman's body and conditions about which women need to be aware, such as sexually transmitted diseases, childbearing, and previously-thought-to-be taboo subjects like menstruation, masturbation, and menopause.

The idea for the book was formed in 1969, when the twelve women met during a women’s liberation conference in Boston. At a workshop on “women and their bodies,” they talked about their own experiences and decided to collaborate on a resource to make uncensored information about women’s bodies and health available to everyone.

In 1971 the authors changed the name of the book to Our Bodies, Ourselves and it was republished by the New England Free Press. The first commercial edition was published by Simon & Schuster in 1973.

In 1976, the book was recognized by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Service Division as one of the Best Books of the Decade.

In 1979, Our Bodies, Ourselves was recognized by "Time Magazine" as one of the Best 100 Nonfiction Books (in English) since 1923, when the magazine started.

In 2012, Our Bodies, Ourselves was chosen as one of 88 books included in the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition “Books that Shaped America,” a list of important works “intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives.”

In this day and age, when no subject is taboo and detailed explanations of every facet of existence are freely available online, it is hard to imagine a time when women could not find out reliable information about what was going on with their bodies, and what options were available to help them manage their lives as women. This book totally changed the social and political landscape for women.

The founders did not stop their activism with this book, but each of them has gone on to work for women and for social justice, as is clear from their biographies on the Our Bodies, Ourselves website, here. (The group now calls itself Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), and operates as a nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As they explain on the website, they develop and promote evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health and sexuality.)

You can access much of the book's information online at the website, here. In addition, there is also a blog with regular health and political updates, here. ( )
  nbmars | Apr 5, 2017 |
I read this book over the course of over a year. It's hugely informative and answers a lot of questions that women may not feel comfortable asking anyone. I would recommend that every woman have access to a copy of this book to refer to. It covers everything from pregnancy to eating disorders, menopause to domestic abuse, medical problems to safe sex. ( )
  lemontwist | Dec 30, 2009 |
Wow, this updated version is excellent! It covers issues in womens' physical, mental and emotional health and tells it in a very straightforward way. It gives information that is relevant to women of all ages from adolescence to old age. It is a book that can be revisited throughout one’s life. I revisited it when I was pregnant with my children and now again as a woman in middle age. I am old enough to have purchased the first edition of this book in the early 1970’s. It was a revolutionary book back then and it is still a solid resource today. It changed my life back then. I was only fourteen when I read it and I remember that I hid it in my closet so that my parents wouldn’t get wrong ideas about me and find out that I knew about all that stuff! The information I got from the book back then gave me a sense of self-knowledge and empowerment that is still relevant for today’s teens. It was very liberating at that age to know that much of what was in the book was going to be my own private business in life and I was taking my own voluntary steps to educate myself in preparation for adulthood. Every young woman deserves to feel that sense of empowerment.
This new edition of course has expanded on the first edition a great deal. I was glad to see more information on Violence and Abuse because I don't remember reading about that in the first edition. I highly recommend this book be part of high school library collections. ( )
1 stem Heidi001 | Aug 7, 2009 |
The thicker, comprehensive new edition contains an essay by yours truly. This edition is carefully inclusive, and as detailed and frank as the original, with more pictures and reaching across the ages. My only complaint is the model-esque image on the cover. ( )
  sungene | Nov 16, 2007 |
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"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 "Our Bodies, Ourselves" 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, Our Bodies, Ourselves 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 Our Bodies, Ourselves 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"--"The 40th Anniversary Edition of America's bestselling women's health book!"--

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