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2011 Women’s Health Hero: “For Family and Health” Pan Armenian Association Provides Lifeline for Women

September 15, 2011

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Our Bodies Ourselves is honoring its global partners who have adapted the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book for their own communities. Learn more…

2011 Women’s Health Hero: Women and Their Bodies, an Israeli and Palestinian Collaboration

September 7, 2011

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Our Bodies Ourselves is honoring its global partners who have adapted the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book for their own communities. Learn more…

2011 Women’s Health Hero: Research Group on Women and Laws in Senegal

September 7, 2011

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Our Bodies Ourselves is honoring its global partners who have adapted the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book for their own communities. Learn more…

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

September 7, 2011

Today we kick off a series of blogs posts by and about members of the Our Bodies Ourselves Global Network who have adapted…

Wonderful for young women then and now…

September 1, 2011

by Diane Kirse I am 56 years old.  When I was growing up my mother, who was a widow, never ever discussed…

Celebrate With Our Bodies, Ourselves: 40th Birthday Cabaret Show in Cambridge

August 29, 2011

Ready to party in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Our Bodies, Ourselves? Then get ready for a cabaret fundraiser on Thursday…

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

July 28, 2011

In 2009, Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) launched its first-ever Women’s Health Heroes Awards to honor women and men who have made championing…

It reminds me to trust my body…

July 25, 2011

by Leah Rubin I bought the 1992 OBOS edition for $2.98 in 1998 in Greenwich Village.  For years I wanted to buy…

Share Your “Our Bodies, Ourselves” Story and Win a Free Book!

July 21, 2011

We’ve been gathering stories all this year (read ’em!), and we’d like to expand the incredible story collection to include videos. Here’s…

You’re Invited! Women’s Health & Human Rights Symposium

July 15, 2011

Share it, save it, and come join us Oct. 1! SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2011 It began with a small group…

Relying on “Our Bodies, Ourselves” to Educate Students — and Himself

July 12, 2011

by Paul Noble As a 19-year-old sophomore at Beloit College in Wisconsin, I became a resident assistant. At Beloit, at least when…

The New “Our Bodies, Ourselves” Cover is Here

July 8, 2011

Generally speaking, we don’t get all that excited about book covers. Words and images may entice you to pick the book off…

A tool at my fingertips

June 15, 2011

Submitted by: Janee Moore “Our Bodies, Ourselves” means being empowered to make decisions about my own body. To have a tool at…

A wonderful resource for women

June 15, 2011

Submitted by: Maraina Hirut Montgomery OBOS is simply a wonderful resource for women around the nation. The stories, advice and inspiration that…

Timely information to women

June 14, 2011

Submitted by: Morissa Rice OBOS is a great avenue to provide timely information to women about their overall health and how we…

the book that finally answered so many questions

June 14, 2011

Submitted by: Vanessa Antrum OBOS means information to me. Years ago, I remember purchasing the book that finally answered so many questions…

An amazing resource to have…

June 14, 2011

Submitted by: Denise Larocque I think this book is an amazing resource to have, as an Aboriginal Traditional Midwife in progress I…

40 years of making a difference

June 14, 2011

Submitted by:  Emily Frost-Leaird I use OBOS in my community college women’s health class and I continue to be amazed by how…

Body, mind, and soul

June 14, 2011

Submitted by: Heather Reiners “Our Bodies, Ourselves” means empowerment, learning honestly about my body and knowledge to make decisions that are meaningful…

Seeking Photo for the New “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

June 13, 2011

Calling all out and proud African American lesbians! Due to a last-minute replacement, we need a photo, specifically of one or more…

Empowerment!

June 1, 2011

Submitted by: Molly When I think of OBOS, I think, Empowerment! OBOS means knowing your body, your personal power, and taking control…