The New Our Bodies, Ourselves, Updated and Expanded for the ’90s (1992)
The New Our Bodies, Ourselves, 25th Anniversary Edition (1996)
I TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES
Introduction: Wendy Sanford, with special thanks to Nancy P. Hawley and Jane Pincus.
1. Body Image
By Wendy Sanford, with special thanks to the women of Boston Self-Help, including Frances Deloatch, Mary Fitzgerald, Jean Gillespie, Oce, Rosemarie Ouilette, Marsha Saxton and Janna Zwerner; and to Joan Lastovica, Judith Stein, Nancy Hawley, Esther Rome, Jane Pincus and Jill Wolhandler. 1992 Update by Demetria Iazzetto.
By Esther Rome, with special thanks to Marsha Buttman and Vivian Mayer. This chapter in previous editions was called “Nutrition and the Food We Eat” and was written by Judy Norsigian. 1992 Update by Esther Rome with help from Bonnie Liebman, Demetria Iazzetto, Ruth Palumbo, Tricia Copeland, Christine Rugen and other staff members of ATTRA.
3. Alcohol, Mood-Altering Drugs and Smoking
By Marian Sandmaier. 1992 Update by Marian Sandmaier and Martha Wood.
4. Women in Motion
By Janet Jones, with special thanks to Pat Lyga, Judith Stein and all the wonderful women who shared their experiences, feelings, thoughts, hard work and dreams, and so made this chapter possible. This chapter in previous editions was written by Janet Jones and Carol McEldowney. 1992 Update acknowledgment: Mary Lee Slettehaugh, Melpomene Institute.
5. Health and Healing: Alternatives to Medical Care
By Pamela Berger and Nancy P. Hawley, with Jane Pincus, with special thanks to Rose Dobosz, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pamela Pacelli, Billie Pivnik and Susan Reverby. 1992 Update with help from Claire Monod Cassidy, Savitri Clarke, Mary Fillread, Lori Ponge and Linnie Smith.
By Nancy P. Hawley, with Wendy Sandford, with special thanks to Judy Norsigian and Norma Swenson. 1992 Update acknowledgments: Jean Baker Miller, Rachel Lanzerotti, Joan Ditzion, Judith Herman, and Catherine Riessman.
7. Environmental and Occupational Health
By Patricia Logan (environmental health) and Letitia Davis, Marian Marbury, Laura Punnett, Margaret Quinn, Cathy Schwartz and Susan Woskie, from Mass COSH Women’s Committee (occupational health). With special thanks to Judy Norsigian, the Shalan Foundation, and the thousands of women around the country working in community groups and fighting toxics. 1992 Update by Reggie Kenen and Lin Nelson. Acknowledgments: Joan Bertin, Katsi Cook, and Maureen Paul.
8. Violence Against Women
By Dina Carbonell, Lois Glass, Suzanne Gosselin, Carol Mamber and Jill Stanzler, all members of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (rape, battering, incest, and child abuse); Alice Friedman, Margaret Lazarus, Lynn Rubinett, Lena Sorensen, Denise Wells and Nancy Wilbur, all members of Alliance Against Sexual Coercion (introduction, sexual harassment, and actvism sidebar); Terrie Antico (self-defense); Wendy Sanford (prostitution), with special thanks to Freada Klein, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Andrea Fischgrund. This chapter is an expansion of previous chapters on rape, written by Gene Bishop, Roxanne Hynek and Judy Norsigian; and self-defense, written by Janet Jones and Carol McEldowney. 1992 Update by Margaret Lazarus and Rachel Lanzerotti.
II RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUALITY
By Wendy Sanford, with Paula Brown Doress
9. Working Toward Mutuality: Our Relationships with Men
By Paula Brown Doress and Peggy Nelson Wegman, with special thanks to Catherine Cobb Morocco, Sandy Rosenthal and Elizabeth Matz. This chapter in previous editions was called “Living with Ourselves and Others — Our Sexual Relationships,” by Paula Brown Doress and Nancy P. Hawley.
10. Loving Women: Lesbian Life and Relationships
By the Lesbians Revision Group, including Barbara A. Burg, Loly Carrillo, Sasha Curran, J.W. Duncan, Buffy Dunker, Deanna Forist, D. Hamer, B.J. Louison, Judy Norris, Gwendolyn Parker, Mariana Romo-Carmona, Lynn Scott, Ann SHepardson, and several women who must, with sadness and anger, remain anonymous to protect our jobs, family relations, living situations or parenthood. With special thanks to the Cambridge Women’s Center for use of their archives, Jill Wolhandler, the Lesbian Mothers Group(at the Cambridge Women’s Center), and to the hundreds of lesbian women who wrote letters in response to the previous lesbian chapter. This chapter in previous editions was called “In Amerika They Call Us Dykes” and was written by a Boston Gay Collective. 1992 Update by Amy Alpern, with help from Mary Bowe, Holly Ellison, Brenda Reeb and Wendy Sanford.
By Wendy Sanford, with Nancy P. Hawley and Elizabeth McGee. With special thanks to Paula Brown Doress, Jane Pincus, Janice Irvine, Bonnie Engelhardt, Shere Hite, and the women of Boston Self-Help, including Frances Deloatch, Mary Fitzgerald, Jean Gillespie, Oce, Rosemarie Ouilette, Marsha Saxton, Janna Zwerner and Joan Lastovica. This chapter in previous editions was written by Jenny Mansbridge, Ginger Goldman, Nancy London, Nancy Hawley, Elizabeth McGee and Wendy Sanford. 1992 Update by Amy Alpern, with help from Diana Chace, Brenda Reeb, Wendy Sanford and Marsha Saxton.
Ill CONTROLLING OUR FERTILITY
Based on the work of Joan Ditzion and Janet Golden.
12. Anatomy and Physiology of Sexuality and Reproduction
By Esther Rome, with special thanks to Nancy Reame. This chapter in previous editions was written by Abby Schwarz, Esther Rome, Nancy Hawley, Barbara Perkins and Toni Randall. 1992 Update by Esther Rome, with help from Leah Diskin and Nancy Reame.
13. Birth Control
By Susan Bell. With special thanks to Judy Norsigian, Pamela Morgan, Ruth Bell and Susan Reverby. This chapter in previous editions was written by Abby Schwarz, Nancy Hawley, Pamela Berger, Wendy Sanford, Barbara Perkins and Ruth Bell. 1992 Update by Susan Bell, with Suzannah Cooper-Doyle, Judy Norsigian and Felicia Stewart. Special thanks to Jennifer S. Edwards, Philip Hart, Rachel Lanzerotti, Ken Legins, Alice Steinhardt and James Trussell.
14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
By Mary Crowe, with Judy Norsigian, with special thanks to Hilde Armour, William McCormick, Esther Rome, Pam White and Paul Wiesner. This chapter in previous editions was called “Venereal Disease” and was written by Esther Rome and Fran Ansley. 1992 Update by Katherine M. Stone, MD, Judy Norsigian, Michelle Topal and the American Social Health Association.
15. AIDS, HIV Infection and Women
By Amy Alpern, Marion Banzhaf, Laurie Cotter of ACT/UP New York, Risa Denenberg, Liz Galst, Jenny Keller, Vicky Legion and Chicago Women and AIDS Project, Patricia O. Loftman, MS, CNM (Women of Color), Janet L. Mitchell, MD, MPH (Women of Color), Jamie Penney and Lindsey Rosen. Special thanks to Deborah Cotton.
16. If You Think You Are Pregnant: Finding Out and Deciding What to Do
By Jane Pincus and Jill Wolhandler
“Physical and Emotional Aspects of Abortion” by Jill Wolhandler, with Ruth Weber. “Abortion History and Politics” by Trude Bennett, with Jill Wolhandler. With special thanks to Vickie Alexander, Diane Balser, Terry Courtney, Margie Fine, Linda Gordon, Debra Krassner, Jane Pincus, Meredith Tax, and members of the Reproductive Rights Action Group at Brooklyn College. This chapter in previous editions was written by Carol Driscoll, Nancy P. Hawley, Elizabeth McGee, Pamela Berger and Wendy Sanford. 1992 Update by Marlene Gerber-Fried, with Judy Norsigian. Special thanks to Sarah Buttenweiser, Concord Feminist Health Center, Helen Caulton, Liz Hill, Ana Ortiz, Stephanie Poggi, Loretta Ross, Kira Sarpard, Jill Wolhandler and Susan Yanow.
18. New Reproductive Technologies
By Ruth Hubbard, with Wendy Sanford. With special thanks to Gena Corea. 1992 Update by Diane Clapp, with Judy Norsigian.
By Jane Pincus and Judy Luce, with Norma Swenson. This introduction in previous editions was written by Jane Pincus and Robbie Pfeufer.
By Jane Pincus, with Norma Swenson. With special thanks to Jenny Fleming, Linda Holmes, Bebe Poor and Becky Sarah. This chapter in previous editions was written by Ruth Bell and Jane Pincus. 1992 Update by Jane Pincus, with Judy Luce, Linda Holmes, Robin Blatt, Judy Rogers and Norma Swenson.
By Jane Pincus, with Norma Swenson. With special thanks to Jenny Fleming, Judy Luce and Becky Sarah. This chapter in previous editions was called “Prepared Childbirth” and was written by Ruth Bell and Nancy P. Hawley. 1992 Update by Jane Pincus, with Judy Luce and Gail Sullivan.
By Dennie Wolf and Mary Crowe. With special thanks to Robbie Pfeufer. This chapter in previous editions was written by Paula Doress, Vilunya Diskin, Esther Rome and Marty Ruedi. 1992 Update of postpartum depression and resources by Alice LoCicero.
22. Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
By Diane Clapp, with Norma Swenson. With special thanks to Resolve, Inc. This chapter in previous editions was called “Some Exceptions to the Normal Childbearing Experience” and was written by Jane Pincus and Barbara Eck Menning. 1992 Update by Diane Clapp, with Catherine Romeo and Norma Swenson.
V WOMEN GROWING OLDER
23. Women Growing Older
By Paula Brown Doress, with Norma Meras Swenson, Robin Cohen, Mickey Friedman, Lois Harris and Kathleen MacPherson. With special thanks to Edith Fletcher, Ruth Hubbard, Barbara Krentzman, Lucile Longview Schuck, Anna Shenke, Anne Smith (all members of the Older Women’s Group) and to Marian Saunders and Diana Siegal.
“Menopause” by Louise Corbett, with special thanks to Tish Anisimov, Davi Birnbaum, Lorraine Doherty, Ruth Hubbard, Kathleen MacPherson, Audrey Michaud, Josephine Polk-Matthews and Diana Siegal (all members of the Menopause Collective). The “Menopause” chapter in previous editions was written by Meg Hickey, Irene Davidson, Pamela Berger and Judy Norsigian. 1992 Update by Diana Laskin Siegal.
VI SOME COMMON AND UNCOMMON HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROBLEMS
24. Some Common and Uncommon Health and Medical Problems
All sections below are by Mary Crowe, except where otherwise indicated. Most sections are based on work by Sarah Berndt, Edith Butler-Hallstein, Alice Downey, Susan Keady, Sandra Malasky and Betty Mitchell (all of the New Hampshire Feminist Health Center).
“Introduction” by Wendy Sanford, with Norma Swenson; “Breast Cancer” and “Breast Problems” by the Breast Cancer Study Group: Laurie Ansorge, Cheri DesMarais, Jane Jewell, Elana Klugman, Annette Rosen, Jane Hyman Wegscheider and Nancy Zimmet, with special thanks to Craig Henderson, Rose Kushner and Norma Swenson; “Introduction to Cancer” by Jane Jewell; “Cervix” with Adele Clark; “DES” by Kris Brown, DES Action; “Endometriosis” by Jane Pincus, based on a work by the Endometriosis Association; “Heart Disease and Stroke” by Sheryl Ruzek, with Norma Swenson; “Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy” by Mary Crowe, Edith Bjornson Sunley and Julia Doyle Sukenik, based on work by Edith Butler-Hallstein; “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease” by Debi Mulligan, with special thanks to Attila Toth, Connie Brooks and Ruth Tuomala; “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” by Barbara Horgan and Kathleen Quinlan.
With special thanks to Norma Swenson, Judy Norsigian, Nora Coffee, Carol Englander, Craig Henderson, Jeanne Hubbuch, William Kaden, Rose Kushner, Charlotte Mayerson, Maryann Napoli, Gina Prenowitz and Leslie Walleigh. This chapter in previous editions was called “Common Medical Problems and Practices” and was written by Terry Thorsos, Judy Norsigian, Meg Hickey and Norma Swenson
VII WOMEN AND THE MEDICAL SYSTEM
25. The Politics of Women and Medical Care
By Hilary Salk, Wendy Sanford, Norma Swenson and Judith Dickson Luce. “Our Rights as Patients” by Sherry Leibowitz and Joan Rachlin. With special thanks to David Banta, Gene Bishop, Mary Fillread, Mary Howell, Judy Norsigian, Sheryl Ruzek and Karen Wolf. This chapter in previous editions was called “The American Health Care System” and “Choosing and Using Health and Medical Care” and was written by Barbara Perkins, Lucy Candib, Nancy Todd, Mary Stern and Norma Swenson.
26. Organizing for Change: U.S.A.
By Judy Norsigian, with Jane Pincus. With special thanks to all the groups who sent us descriptions of their history, projects and ways of working together. This chapter in previous editions was called “Coping, Organizing, and Developing Alternatives,” written by Norma Swenson. 1992 Update by Judy Norsigian and Rachel Lanzerotti.
27. Developing an International Awareness
By Vilunya Diskin. With special thanks to Norma Swenson, Judy Norsigian, Anita Anand, Asoka Bandarage, Elizabeth Coit, Jane Cottingham, Marilee Karl, Una MacLean, and Annie Street. 1972 Update by Judy Norsigian and Norma Swenson, with Betsy Hartmann and H. Patricia Hynes.