Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era
Author: Boston Womens Health Book Collectiv
With more than four million copies sold, Our Bodies, Ourselves is the classic resource that women of all ages can turn to for information about every aspect of their well-being. Completely revised for the first time in a decade, these pages give women everything they need for making key decisions about their health -- from definitive information from today's leading experts to personal stories from other women just like them. This updated edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest on:
Nutrition and exercise
Relationships, sexuality, and sexual health
Complementary health practices
Reproductive choices, pregnancy, and childbearing
Medical testing and procedures Together with its companion website (ourbodiesourselves.org), Our Bodies, Ourselves is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.
Plus: The rearranged food pyramid, a chapter about sexual orientation and gender identity, advice for making safer sex more fun, the latest on breast-feeding, support for women experiencing pregnancy loss, and a section devoted to getting the best care in today's complicated health care system.
The original edition of 1970's now-classic Our Bodies, Ourselves has sold more than three million copies, and the revised and expanded edition will likely prove equally popular among women of all ages. According to the authors, some of them among the original contributors, knowledge is power, but women will make little change in the medical and health-care industries unless they join forces with other women at home and around the world. Like its predecessor, this volume is wide in scope (but lacking in depth), and has a profoundly feminist perspective as it emphasizes sexual health, reproductive rights, community-based organization and the political, economic and social conditions that limit women's access to quality health care. Much of the new information details recent health research on women's needs and inequities in medical care for men and women, and reflects the experiences of different ethnicities, sexual preferences and economic backgrounds. Women are the primary consumers of health care in the U.S., but, the authors say, they are grossly underserved. In addition, the medical community has viewed many life-stage conditions-pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, menopause-as illnesses rather than natural processes that require teams of supportive practitioners. The book's rousing political orientation may motivate readers to access the numerous resources listed or the companion OBOS Web site. More than a book, OBOS is a health movement and deserves a place on every woman's bookshelf. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
"Its strength lies not only in the huge amount of information provided but also in the methodology. Topics range from diet and exercise to relationships, motherhood, sexuality, and physical and mental illnesses; coverage of each is exceedingly readable, strikingly comprehensive, and thoroughly documented."
-- (starred review)
"More than a book, OBOS is a health movement and deserves a place on every woman's bookshelf."
Journal of the American Medical Association
"A mother lode of information and resources for the client/consumer and the physician."
First published in 1970, this classic has been completely overhauled but maintains its aim to empower women by addressing a wide range of health issues in a practical manner. Its strength lies not only in the huge amount of information provided but also in the methodology. Topics range from diet and exercise to relationships, motherhood, sexuality, and physical and mental illnesses; coverage of each is exceedingly readable, strikingly comprehensive, and thoroughly documented. Upwards of 400 women-and a number of men-impart their personal stories in italicized passages throughout. Readers will note the contemporary design and updated photographs, as well as a companion web site (www.ourbodiesourselves.org) with additional and updated data. Somewhat more psychosocial in approach than The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health (2004), this remarkable and necessary resource is recommended for all libraries and for individual purchase.-Linda M.G. Katz, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Table of Contents:
|Introduction : a letter from founders of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective|
|3||Alcohol, tobacco, and other mood-altering drugs||45|
|4||Our bodies in motion||57|
|5||Complementary health practices||67|
|7||Environmental and occupational health||96|
|8||Violence and abuse||118|
|9||Gender identity and sexual orientation||141|
|10||Relationships with men||154|
|11||Relationships with women||169|
|13||Sexual anatomy, reproduction, and the menstrual cycle||227|
|15||Sexually transmitted infections||272|
|16||HIV and AIDS||291|
|23||The first year of parenting||474|
|25||Infertility and assisted reproduction||506|
|26||Midlife and menopause||527|
|27||Our later years||553|
|28||Unique to women||587|
|29||Special concerns for women||658|
|30||Navigating the health care system||701|
|31||The politics of women's health||719|
|32||Organizing for change||748|
Juiceman's Power of Juicing: Delicious Juice Recipes for Energy, Health, Weight Loss, and Relief from Scores of Common Ailments
Author: Jay Kordich
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