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Lies Straight From the Pit of Hell and Other Comments on Biology and Women’s Health

December 11, 2012

“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory … all that is lies straight from…

PBS American Voices: Our Bodies, Ourselves and the History of the Women’s Health Movement

December 10, 2012

Watch American Voices: Our Bodies Ourselves on PBS. See more from Need To Know. The most recent episode of the PBS news…

Judy Norsigian on PBS “Need to Know”: Women’s Health in Texas

December 7, 2012

As attacks on women’s access to reproductive health care continue, some states are slashing their budgets for family planning clinics.  The PBS…

What Do You Want Congress to Know About Women’s Bodies & Health?

November 19, 2012

We’ve been amazed by — and grateful for — the comments left by supporters of the Educate Congress campaign about why the…

Indiegogo Promotes Educate Congress Campaign!

November 2, 2012

En Español We are over-the-moon thrilled today to announce that Indiegogo is featuring the Educate Congress campaign on its homepage. What an honor…

What’s Scarier, Creepy Cats or an Uneducated Congress? Take the Quiz!

October 31, 2012

by Rachel Walden & Christine Cupaiuolo This Halloween, ask yourself: Which is scarier — Furry creatures that scamper in the night? Or…

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: New Documentary on History of the Women’s Movement

October 29, 2012

A new documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” chronicles the history of the women’s movement from 1966 to 1972, including the genesis of…

Why We Need to Educate Congress

October 22, 2012

Should medical associations really have to correct members of Congress? As recent events have shown, clearly they do. The American Congress of…

Our Bodies, Our Votes: Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Services

August 30, 2012

Judy Norsigian, OBOS executive director, wrote the lead article today in Cognoscenti, a new public opinion space at WBUR, Boston’s NPR’s station…

Road Trip: Delivering “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and Sex Education Books to Rep. Todd Akin

August 23, 2012

Why mail the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” when you can deliver it in person? Yes, a Chicago-to-Missouri road trip to Rep. Todd…

“Our Bodies, Ourselves” Part of Library of Congress’s “Books that Shaped America” Exhibit

June 27, 2012

The original edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has been named one of the Library of Congress’s “Books that Shaped America,” a list…

Our Bodies, Our Votes: Fight Back Against Lawmakers Restricting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

June 25, 2012

As OBOS readers are all too aware, politicians have consistently prioritized their own agendas over women’s health — and never more so than…

International Women’s Day – Stories and Activism

March 8, 2012

International Women’s Day is traditionally marked as a day to celebrate women’s accomplishments and advocate for gender quality. The advocate component looms…

Pittsburgh, PA Folks – check out the Women and Girls Health Weekend

March 7, 2012

If you’ll in or around Pittsburgh, PA this weekend, we’d love to see you at the symposium on “Women, HIV, and the…

Good Vibrations And OBOS = A Perfect Match!

February 8, 2012

We are delighted and honored that Good Vibrations selected Our Bodies Ourselves as one of  four nonprofit organizations it’s promoting during the…

The War on Women’s Health Care: Judy Norsigian Joins Discussion on Influence of Conservative Groups

February 7, 2012

On Monday night, OBOS Executive Director Judy Norsigian discussed the politicization of women’s health on Al Jazeera with Hadley Heath, a senior…

Now, About Planned Parenthood and the Bishops …

February 3, 2012

by Ellen Shaffer and Judy Norsigian This week, we all learned a lot about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Planned…

OBOS 40th Featured in The Women’s Health Activist

January 27, 2012

We’re delighted to see a piece on our recent 40th anniversary global symposium in The Women’s Health Activist, the newsletter of one…

Ending Cervical Cancer Requires Ending Disparities in Access to Pap Tests and HPV Vaccines

January 13, 2012

Every year in the United States alone, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed and more than 4,000 women die of cervical cancer…

OBOS Global Symposium Spotlights Challenges to Securing Health, Human Rights

January 4, 2012

This article was recently published in OBOS’s winter newsletter. View the full newsletter. * * * “I did training for more than…

Congratulations to Our Editor, Kiki!

January 3, 2012

This is a purely congratulatory post, full of love and cheer and good wishes for our OBOS colleague Kiki Zeldes, who got…