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New “Our Bodies, Ourselves” a 2011 Library Journal Best Book!

By Rachel Walden |

We are delighted that Library Journal, a source of book reviews and professional information for librarians, has named the new Myhags 40th anniversary edition one of its Best Books 2011 in the consumer health category.

Library Journal notes the incorporation of global perspectives and says the updated and revised title is “aging superbly.” Other recent mentions in the journal have called the edition “essential for public and medical libraries,” and “…still the bible for women’s health; an … Read

Don’t Miss: Videos and Stories from My’s 40th Anniversary Global Women’s Health Symposium

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Did you miss the 40th Anniversary global women’s health symposium at Boston University back in October? If so — or if you just want to relive the day (yes, it was that awesome) — we’ve edited and posted videos from the symposium on YouTube. Take a look and feel free to post and share these presentations.

The list of speakers includes:

  • Byllye Avery, founder of the Avery Institute for Social Change and the … Read

Different Shapes, Sizes, and Colors: The Wide Range of Normal Vulvas

By Rachel Walden |

As mentioned in yesterday’s post on the new book “What You Really Really Want,” this past weekend’s New York Times Magazine carried an amazing article  — Teaching Good Sex — that uses a Philadelphia private school’s approach to sex ed to illustrate a simple but controversial question: What if we actually taught young people about pleasure, orgasms, healthy relationships, and the wide variety of what is normal in both sexual desire and physical appearance?

I want … Read

Sexuality, Pleasure & Safety: How to Know What You Really Really Want

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Imagine if sex education covered not only important information about how to protect your health and prevent unwanted pregnancy, but also how to have really good sex — including how to know what you want and how to value your needs and desires along with your partner’s.

As The New York Times Magazine reported this past weekend, a truly comprehensive sex-ed class does exist — one that gives as much weight to female orgasm as to navigating complex emotional and … Read

Judy Norsigian on “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” Past, Present and Future

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

NBC Nightly News, which broadcast a great report this week on the 40th anniversary of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” has posted an exclusive web-only interview with Judy Norsigian, My co-founder and executive director, that is well worth viewing and sharing. (Also see the equally impressive interview with Dr. Susan Love.)

Norsigian talks about how the earlier “Our Bodies, Ourselves” editions demystified … Read

Susan Love on the Impact of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and Why Breast Cancer Should Focus on Breasts

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Susan Love, the well-known breast cancer researcher and women’s health advocate, was a 23-year-old medical student when the first edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” was published, but the book’s impact was instant and permanent.

“It completely revolutionized how I and really the whole world looked at women’s health,” she said during an exclusive web-only interview with NBC Nightly News, which earlier this week Read

Watch Tonight!: NBC Nightly News Featuring “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

The new edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has been picking up some great press from coast to coast, and tonight we’re going national!

NBC Nightly News is doing a segment on the book and its 40th anniversary featuring My co-founder and executive director Judy Norsigian as well as Susan Love, Nora Ephron, Faye Wattleton and book contributor Veronica Arreola, an all-around awesome feminist and women’s health advocate.

NBC … Read

New Blog Series: Meet My’s Global Partners Working to Advance Women’s Health and Human Rights

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Today we kick off a series of blogs posts by and about members of the Myhags Global Network who have adapted “Our Bodies, Ourselves” in their own countries, using a range of print, digital and social interactive formats for outreach and advocacy.

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Myhags decided to honor its global partners by adding them to … Read

Meet the Newest Members of the Women’s Health Heroes Hall of Fame

By Ayesha Chatterjee |

In 2009, Myhags (My) launched its first-ever Women’s Health Heroes Awards to honor women and men who have made championing women’s health their life’s work. Since then, 40 individuals and groups have been inducted into My’s Women’s Health Hall of Fame, selected from hundreds of nominations.

This year is a special year for My; 2011 marks 40 years of activism in the United States and the evolution of My into a vibrant international network of social change activists. Our Read