40 Years With Our Bodies, Ourselves

Fit Pregnancy October 6, 2011

I’d argue Our Bodies, Ourselves was a key and critical factor that changed the landscape for women’s health all over the world forever.  It gave women a voice and information they couldn’t get anywhere else, certainly not from their doctors.  Remember, this was before the Internet, before Planned Parenthood and before books about sex, pregnancy and breastfeeding filled shelf after shelf of every bookstore.  Back in 1971, this book was banned in most schools, condemned by many religions and considered pornography by leading medical authorities.  This book, which educated women about their own health was a major threat because it provided the power for women to gain control of their own healthcare experience.

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