Friday, February 10, 2012

women's health resource.

Before I begin...

The Boston Women's Health Book Collective (now known as Our Bodies Ourselves) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 whose board members include Teresa Heinz Kerry, Susan Love, and Gloria Steinem. Their mission is to empower women by providing information about health, sexuality, and reproduction. Our Bodies, Ourselves (which will be reviewed in this post) is the organization's core vehicle for driving their mission. While OBOS is famous for its voice in policy, advocacy, and educational efforts related to women's health, they see their role as a global content provider as paramount. Judy Norsigian is the Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves.

Okay, now that I have your attention...

Our Bodies, Ourselves is an excellent resource designed to inform women on health issues that affect them, including health care reform and sexual health (and teens, if you ARE having sex then you ARE a woman). With dozens of contributors from all over the country (USA), Canada, Thailand, and Africa, they are really covering all of their bases with this new updated edition. Ladies, this non-profit organization is working very hard to protect women's health rights, but they cannot do everything. As women (especially you little nuggets), we need to value our bodies and our health. We need to research and become aware of how to stay healthy and safe. This will make a great graduation gift for the young lady in your life.

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