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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:10 AM
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40th Anniversary of "Our Bodies, Ourselves"
From the Washington Post, a look at the impact and staying power:

When it comes to womens sexuality and reproductive health, Ive come to believe that the world divides into two camps: those who know something about hand mirrors and those who dont.

My sister Julie, solidly in the first camp, recently went to a 30-something female gynecologist, whos in the second. At Julies first mention of hand mirrors, she told me, her doctor was more than a little taken aback.

You did what? she asked.

I went into a classroom at Hampshire College with six or seven other women in the fall of 1980, Julie explained from the examining table.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/o...
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:20 AM
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1. I highly recommend that men read that book, too.
I did, 40 years ago, and learned a great deal that has proven to be helpful to me over the years.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:37 AM
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2. "Our Bodies, Ourselves" replaced "Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex*
* But Were Afraid To Ask". More definitive towards women and their sexuality. Wish they had new edition with a larger section on Menopause and Post-Menopause.
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prairierose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:51 AM
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3. This was a ground-breaking book....
It provided accurate information to women about their bodies and empowered them to speak up for themselves. I will never forget reading that book the first time and buying my first copy. Which reminds me, I have given away my last copy and really need to buy a new one.

Young women today would do well to find a copy of this important book.
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 02:51 PM
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4. I had a copy in college.
I learned so much from that book. I need to get an updated copy for my daughters.
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