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

Boston Women's Health Book Collective.
[1976], ©1976
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About this work


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


New York : Simon and Schuster, [1976], ©1976.

Physical description

383 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.


2nd ed., completely rev. and expanded.


Copy 1. Donor: Family of Helene Grahame.


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

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.



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