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. 

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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