In April 2018, the board, founders, and staff of Our Bodies Ourselves came to the difficult decision that the organization no longer had the resources or infrastructure to continue its main programs using paid staff.
In October 2018, OBOS transitioned to a volunteer-led 501(c)3 and scaled back its core work to two primary activities: advocating for women’s health and social justice and providing limited technical support to OBOS’s global partners working on translation/adaptation projects. While the 2011 edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” remains in print, there are currently no plans to update or revise the book.
The organization will maintain the OBOS website, which features materials about the history and legacy of the organization and excerpts from different editions of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book and other health content originally created for the website. However, health content is no longer being updated.
To find out more about OBOS’s current activities, see the following updates: