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Our Bodies, Ourselves

First published in 1970, Our Bodies, Ourselves was one of the first books to provide women with comprehensive information about women's health, sexuality, and reproduction. It challenged the medical model by presenting information about women's health in the context of women's life experiences. Currently in its seventh edition, Our Bodies, Ourselves continues to provide state-of-the-art information about women's bodies from a feminist perspective.

Our Bodies, Ourselves was written by a Boston-based feminist nonprofit organization named after the book. The founders of Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) met while attending a panel on women and their bodies at a women's liberation conference in 1969. The women participating in the discussion quickly realized they had little solid information about women's bodies or women's health; at the same ...

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