Our Bodies, Ourselves: Why Is This 40-Year-Old Book Still Controversial?

Shine October 26, 2011

While health care for women has improved, we face new and different issues today. True to form, the newest edition raises controversial concerns of women today; such as the debate about mammogram screenings. While a U.S. panel recently recommended biannual screenings for women over 40, not all experts agree that’s appropriate (Canadian health experts recommend that women 50-69 have a mammogram every two years). The new issue also raises questions about technological advancements including fertility treatments, plastic surgery and increased cesarean section births.

Read the full story: by Jennifer Goldberg