Our Bodies, Ourselves : A new edition for a new era (35th anniversary edition, 2005)

Author(s): The Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Women's Health

One of the best-selling book on all aspects of women's health

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

- Growing older

- Medical testing and procedures

Together with its companion website (www.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. "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."

-- Library Journal First published 1984. This edition 2005.


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'The new edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves offers a relatable voice to help make the very confusing reality of health and sexuality as a girl easier to navigate. In a world that doesn't always offer girls such honesty, the new edition of OBOS makes me optimistic about the awareness and attitude of this generation of women and girls. My brain was fist pumping the whole way through.'-- Tavi Gevinson, thestylerookie.com and editor-in-chief of Rookie Magazine

General Fields

  • : 9780743256117
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Pocket Books
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : The Boston Women's Health Book Collective
  • : Paperback