Our Bodies, Ourselves (1973), by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

The Embryo Project | June 27, 2013

Throughout the book, the authors highlight 4 themes. The first theme is that individual experiences told in personal stories are just as important as books and physicians as resources for understanding women’s health and reproductive lives. The second theme is to teach women to make use of their knowledge as they deal with healthcare. The third theme is that knowledge about one’s body can dispel many mysteries that may lead to health complications. According to the authors, some major consequences of ignorance are sexually transmitted diseases and some pregnancies. The fourth theme emphasized by the authors is that a woman’s physical health is just as important as her mental health—and that by understanding both, a woman can ensure that her body is in good health.

Read the full story: Our Bodies, Ourselves (1973), by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective by Maggie Pingolt