Listen to OBOS’s new and former executive directors talk about the history of OBOS, the women’s health movement, and the quest to keep OBOS moving forward!
Our Bodies, Our Blog
A global protest called #MillionsMissing is happening today. The protest calls attention to the major gaps in funding for research, in doctors’ knowledge, and in public education that compound the suffering of people with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).
A new article on the history of abortion in the United States, updated by OBOS contributors Marlene Gerber Fried, Carole Joffe, and Laura Kaplan, documents the ongoing fight to keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible.
Despite the huge failure rate and the potential harms of dieting, it is routinely recommended by physicians (and just about everyone else). It’s hard to think of any other medical treatment with as dismal a success rate as dieting that is so routinely and blithely recommended.
While cesarean sections are sometimes necessary and even life-saving, in most situations, spontaneous vaginal births are safest for both women and babies. Guest contributors Rachel Breman, Amy Romano and Carol Sakala examine what can be done to reduce the number of medically unnecessary C-sections.
If you’re wondering why you should care about the “tampon tax” (aside from the absurdity of it all), here are 3 great reasons!
When I was ten years old, my childhood best friend read me passages from “Our Bodies, Ourselves” in a bedroom in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It was her mom’s copy. Years later, I saw it on the bookshelf of every hippie, woman-loving communal house in college. It was a cultural icon for my generation, and it harked back to a to a prior era that was inspiring for us.
New York just passed the most extensive family leave legislation in the country and it’s a major step forward for women’s health and economic security.
Sixty-six percent of all women seeking abortions live in states that have informed consent laws that mandate that women seeking abortion receive information on fetal development and alternatives to abortion. A new report finds that much of the information is medically inaccurate.
Women who use drugs to deal with a history of abuse and other traumas need treatment and help. Instead, they are thrown in jail, prosecuted, and become part of a criminal justice system that fails to offer any rehabilitative measures and often re-traumatizes them.