An earlier French adaptation was published in 1977 by the publishing house Albin Michel. The new adaptation keeps the spirit of the original French edition, but addresses new topics including AIDS, trans identity, and occupational health.
The 2020 adaptation is published by Hors d’atteinte, an independent feminist publishing house.
Le collectif Notre corps, nous-mêmes began with a few women who decided to come together to create a current French edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. They then looked for women from different backgrounds to ensure a greater diversity, understanding and inclusiveness.
The book, published in February 2020, can now be found in many libraries, schools, festivals, and other groups in France, where it is used as a tool for increasing knowledge about women’s health and sexuality. Le collectif is currently organizing public events and presentations, including workshops on menstruation in high schools, and sharing their content at their website and on Facebook and Instagram.
The book and the group have received much press coverage, and Le collectif has been thrilled to share their stories as well as the stories and history of Our Bodies Ourselves.
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