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What Women Want: A More Nuanced, Well-Rounded Approach to Female Sexuality

February 28, 2007

We approach a report on the sixth annual meeting of the International Society for Women’s Sexual Health with a little trepidation —…

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2007

For your V’Day pleasure, an eclectic round-up of healthy love stories … Women and Heart Disease: Selling Statins: In an op-ed written…

Silicone’s Safety Tested on Women

February 6, 2007

“Women are essentially the experimental lab rats into whom the so-called new and improved ‘fifth generation’ of silicone will be implanted,” asserts…

The Medicalization of Midlife and Menopause

January 29, 2007

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, a resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and a contributor to “Our Bodies, Ourselves…

Women, Action & Media: Early Registration Deadline

January 25, 2007

The always spectacular Women, Media & Action conference, co-sponsored by The Center for New Words in Cambridge, Mass., is scheduled this year…

21 Leaders for the 21st Century

January 3, 2007

Women’s eNews has announced its 2007 list of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. “From a peacemaker who returned to her native…

The Season for Giving … Women’s Health Around the Globe

December 6, 2006

Before you finish your shopping list, take a look at what Our Bodies Ourselves has in store for your favorite feminist. Yes…

New Menopause Book Arrives!

October 3, 2006

It’s here! Our new book, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause, was officially released today! Here at the Our Bodies Ourselves office, we are…

The Menopause Guide We’ve All Been Waiting For

October 3, 2006

Despite all our medical and cultural advancements, menopause, possibly more than any other women’s health issue, is still surrounded by an aura…

In Good Company: Banned Books Week

September 28, 2006

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Banned Books Week. Considering that the U.S. is all about preaching freedom these days, you’d…