Our Bodies, Ourselves Celebrates 40 Years

BU Today September 30, 2011

Despite a torrent of imitators and spinoffs, Our Bodies, Ourselves has always had a broader mission than making women read aware of physical health and wellness. “The book isn’t just about facts and figures, but about political and social conflict” and educating women about “the political, social, and economic factors that create obstacles to staying well,” says Judy Norsigian, who stresses that while women’s health information is now ubiquitous on the Internet, much of that information has a commercial agenda. The collective has never accepted funding from pharmaceutical companies. Since its establishment, there has been no shortage of targets for the collective’s efforts; My has lately focused its domestic efforts on health care reform and the need for affordable health care.

Read the full story: Our Bodies, Ourselves Celebrates 40 Years by Susan Seligson