The OBOS global partners who translate and adapt “Our Bodies, Ourselves” into different languages often encounter enormous obstacles. In the preface to each edition, the partners share their experiences, explain the great need for accessible and accurate health information in their countries, and examine the challenges they faced.
Click on a book cover or global partner below to read these prefaces, translated into English.
Many of the prefaces listed above have been compiled into a 2008 booklet, “Our Bodies, Ourselves Transformed Worldwide: Prefaces to Cultural Adaptations of ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves.'”
The booklet has also been translated into Brazilian Portuguese: “Our Bodies, Ourselves Transformado Mundialmente: Uma Coleção de Prefácios com traduçoes culturalmente adaptadas de ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves.'” You can also read the English translation of the Portuguese foreword to the booklet.