Feminist Health Guide ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Will Stop Publishing

By Neda Ulaby | NPR |

At some point, you or a woman you know has likely looked through a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves. The book was revolutionary when it was first published in the early 1970s. It taught women about their own anatomy and sexuality at a time when talking frankly about sex was considered — well, unladylike.

Now, the organization that publishes Our Bodies, Ourselves has announced that after nearly 50 years and nine editions, it’s ceasing publication of the signature book. Executive Director Julie Childers says the the small nonprofit Myhags organization could no longer afford to keep publishing updates.

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