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