Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies, Ourselves

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Hailed by The New York Times as a a€œfeminist classic, a€ and a€œAmericaa€™s bestselling book on womena€™s health, a€ the comprehensive guide to all aspects of womena€™s health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and general well-being. Six years after the 2005 overhaul of this classic guide to womena€™s health, the 2011 edition focuses on what Our Bodies, Ourselves does best: provide information on womena€™s reproductive health and sexuality; practical information on how find and access health information; and resources, stories, and information to educate women about health care injustices and inspire them to work collectively to address them. This new edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest vital information on: a€cChanges in the health care systema€”especially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need. a€c Safer sexa€”how to engage in pleasurable, satisfying sexual experiences while protecting your health and the health of your partner. a€c Environmental health risksa€”including minimizing exposure to everyday pollutants that endanger reproductive health. a€c Body imagea€”resisting negative media stereotypes and embracing healthier approaches to looking and feeling good. a€c Local and global activisma€”using social media and organizing tactics to build community and advocate for policies that improve womena€™s lives. a€c As well as crucial information about gender identity, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, pregnancy and birth, perimenopause, and sexuality and sexual health as we age. Together with its companion website, OurBodiesOurselves.org, Our Bodies, Ourselves is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.two to three months. Mirena rarelycan cause headaches, acne, mood changes, and a decreaseinsex drive. Getting Pregnant Later Ifyouwant tobecome pregnant, you can have the IUD removed at any time. ... You can prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse by having a ParaGard copper IUDinserted withinfivedays .

Title:Our Bodies, Ourselves
Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2011-10-04

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