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Our bodies, ourselves : a book by and for women / the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.

Contributor(s): Boston Women's Health Book Collective.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Touchstone book: Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1976]Copyright date: ©1976Edition: 2nd ed., completely rev. and expanded.Description: 383 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0671221450; 9780671221454; 0671221469 (pbk.); 9780671221461 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women -- United States | Women -- Psychology | Women -- Health and hygiene | Women Health and hygiene | Women Psychology | Women United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Our bodies, ourselves.DDC classification: 301.41/2/0973 Other classification: 71.31 | 44.29 | MS 3000 | MS 6000 | XE 4801 Also issued online.
Contents:
Our changing sense of self / Joan Sheingold Ditzion -- The anatomy and physiology of sexuality and reproduction / Esther R. Rome, with help from Jill Wolhandler and Abby Schwarz -- Sexuality / Nancy Press Hawley, Elizabeth A. McGee and Wendy Coppedge Sanford -- Living with ourselves and others: our sexual relationships / Paula Brown Doress and Nancy Press Hawley with help from Joan Sheingold Ditzion and Judy Norsigian -- In Amerika they call us dykes / A Boston Gay Collective -- Taking care of ourselves. I. Nutrition / Judy Norsigian; Women in motion / Janet Jones and Carol McEldowney; II. Glossary/examinations and tests / Judy Norsigian and Norma Meras Swenson -- III. Common medical and health problems: traditional and alternative treatments / Judy Norsigian and Norma Meras Swenson -- Rape / Judy Norsigian, with help from Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center -- Self-defense / Janet Jones and Carol McEldowney -- Venereal disease / Esther R. Rome -- Birth Control / Wendy Coppedge Sanford and Barbara Bridgman Perkins -- Abortion / Wendy Coppedge Sanford, with help from Elizabeth McCord and Elizabeth A. McGee -- Considering parenthood / Joan Sheingold Ditzion, with help from Ruth Davidson Bell, Wilma Vilunya Diskin, Paula Brown Doress [and others] -- Childbearing unit. Introduction to chapters 13-15 / Jane Kates Pincus, Robbie Pfeufer -- Pregnancy / Jane Kates Pincus, with help from Ruth Davidson Bell and Norma Meras Swenson -- Preparation for childbirth / Ruth Davidson Bell, with help from Jane Kates Pincus, Norma Meras Swenson, Wendy Coppedge Sanford [and others] -- Postpartum: after the baby is born / Wilma Vilunya Diskin and Paula Brown Doress, with help from Ruth Davidson Bell and Norma Meras Swenson -- Some exceptions to the normal childbearing experience / Jane Kates Pincus and Barbara Eck Menning, with help from Susan Siroty and Ellen Bresnick -- Menopause / Pamela Chernoff Berger and Judy Norsigian, with help from Marcia Kasabian and Wendy Coppedge Sanford -- Women and health care. The American health care system / Mary Rollston Stern and Norma Meras Swenson -- Choosing and using health and medical care / Norma Meras Swenson, with help from Jane Kates Pincus and Mary Rollston Stern -- Coping, organizing and developing alternatives / Norma Meras Swenson, with help from Judy Norsigian and Jane Kates Pincus.
Summary: Discusses the many roles of women and the choices open to them. Includes detailed treatment of feminine hygiene.
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HQ1426 .B69 1976 (Browse shelf) Available 0000100453778

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also issued online.

Our changing sense of self / Joan Sheingold Ditzion -- The anatomy and physiology of sexuality and reproduction / Esther R. Rome, with help from Jill Wolhandler and Abby Schwarz -- Sexuality / Nancy Press Hawley, Elizabeth A. McGee and Wendy Coppedge Sanford -- Living with ourselves and others: our sexual relationships / Paula Brown Doress and Nancy Press Hawley with help from Joan Sheingold Ditzion and Judy Norsigian -- In Amerika they call us dykes / A Boston Gay Collective -- Taking care of ourselves. I. Nutrition / Judy Norsigian; Women in motion / Janet Jones and Carol McEldowney; II. Glossary/examinations and tests / Judy Norsigian and Norma Meras Swenson -- III. Common medical and health problems: traditional and alternative treatments / Judy Norsigian and Norma Meras Swenson -- Rape / Judy Norsigian, with help from Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center -- Self-defense / Janet Jones and Carol McEldowney -- Venereal disease / Esther R. Rome -- Birth Control / Wendy Coppedge Sanford and Barbara Bridgman Perkins -- Abortion / Wendy Coppedge Sanford, with help from Elizabeth McCord and Elizabeth A. McGee -- Considering parenthood / Joan Sheingold Ditzion, with help from Ruth Davidson Bell, Wilma Vilunya Diskin, Paula Brown Doress [and others] -- Childbearing unit. Introduction to chapters 13-15 / Jane Kates Pincus, Robbie Pfeufer -- Pregnancy / Jane Kates Pincus, with help from Ruth Davidson Bell and Norma Meras Swenson -- Preparation for childbirth / Ruth Davidson Bell, with help from Jane Kates Pincus, Norma Meras Swenson, Wendy Coppedge Sanford [and others] -- Postpartum: after the baby is born / Wilma Vilunya Diskin and Paula Brown Doress, with help from Ruth Davidson Bell and Norma Meras Swenson -- Some exceptions to the normal childbearing experience / Jane Kates Pincus and Barbara Eck Menning, with help from Susan Siroty and Ellen Bresnick -- Menopause / Pamela Chernoff Berger and Judy Norsigian, with help from Marcia Kasabian and Wendy Coppedge Sanford -- Women and health care. The American health care system / Mary Rollston Stern and Norma Meras Swenson -- Choosing and using health and medical care / Norma Meras Swenson, with help from Jane Kates Pincus and Mary Rollston Stern -- Coping, organizing and developing alternatives / Norma Meras Swenson, with help from Judy Norsigian and Jane Kates Pincus.

Discusses the many roles of women and the choices open to them. Includes detailed treatment of feminine hygiene.

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Library Journal Review

First published in 1971, this groundbreaking resource for women's health is available in a revised edition to celebrate its 40th anniversary. It once again offers women the most current and accessible information about all aspects of their health and sexuality. This edition omits some information on topics such as nutrition, emotional health, and medical conditions (e.g., heart disease) that affect women differently because it is available in many other resources. The book instead concentrates on the core issues featured in the original edition-women's sexuality and reproductive health-and offers the latest information on safer sex, birth control, childbirth, menopause and aging, and relationships. It includes discussions on gender identity, domestic violence, infertility, and navigating the health-care system. The book also offers stories gathered from online discussions on the companion website (www.ourbodiesourselves.org) to add personal details to the relationships chapter and introduces international contributors for a global perspective on women's health. VERDICT This is still the bible for women's health; an outstanding resource that belongs in all health collections.-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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