Selected Works by Founders

BWHBC and “Our Bodies, Ourselves”: A Brief History and Reflection
by Judy Norsigian, Vilunya Diskin, Paula Doress-Worters, Jane Pincus, Wendy Sanford, and Norma Swenson
Originally published in the Winter 1999 edition of Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association, this article offers a history of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and the early Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. 

The Travels of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”
by Jane Pincus
In this article, published in 2005 in the New England Journal of Public Policy, co-founder Jane Pincus tells the story of how Our Bodies Ourselves came into being and explores the challenges faced by women around the world who translated or adapted the book into their own languages.

Recommended Books and Films About Childbearing
by Jane Pincus
A series of reviews from 1998 – 2010 that explore the history of pregnancy and birth and examine what woman-centered ideology and care truly looks like. 

“Our Bodies, Ourselves”: Liberating Minds and Bodies
by Chelsea Whittaker
A 2004 interview with Jane Pincus by Chelsea Whittaker that explores the early rise of the women’s liberation movement. 

Joan Ditzion on Aging with Purpose, Passion and Power
by Debbie Gallant
A 2017 interview with Joan that exploring aging and ageism and why aging in our society is harder for women than men.

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