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A New View Of A Woman's Body
A New View Of A Woman

Originally written in 1982, updated in 1991. A New View Of A Woman’s Body clear, detailed description of vaginal and breast self examination is a complete anatomy of the clitoris, common infections, lab tests, fertility detection, donor insemination, birth control, menstrual extraction, abortion care, surgical procedures and home remedies covers a very wide range of topics vital to women’s health. Written by the Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers with beautiful illustrations by Suzann Gage.

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Asserting Yourself At The Dr's Office
Asserting Yourself At The Dr

Information for women going to clinics or private Dr’s offices in order to assert your rights as a consumer of health services.

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Cut, Stapled, & Mended
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When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean by Roanna Rosewood

Roanna Rosewood is the author of Cut, Stapled, & Mended – When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean. An excellent read for any women whether pregnant or not; or whether she ever intends to have a baby. Very good facts and well written.
Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975
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Barbara J. Love’s Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 is the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women’s movement.  It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women’s movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws.

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How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist's Office
How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist

Written by The Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers, How To Stay Out Of The Gynegologist’s Office is a guide to understanding the wide range of normal and common conditions, along with self-help remedies for things like yeast overgrowth which often follows treatment of antibiotics.

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In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women
In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women Image

In the most comprehensive book on birth control since the 1970s, women’s health activist Laura Eldridge discusses the history, scientific advances, and practical uses of everything from condoms to the male pill to Plan B.

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Innovators and instigators: feminist contributions to American abortion technology, 1963–1973
Innovators and instigators: feminist contributions to American abortion technology, 1963–1973 Image
In the late 20th century, mainstream medicine succeeded in criminalizing all forms of abortion. While physicians were able to usurp women’s power over their own bodies by excluding lay healers from the realm of abortion technology, they ultimately did not succeed. 20th century women developed new reproductive technologies and fought the legal battles leading to abortion rights.
Menopause Myths & Facts : What Every Woman Should Know about Hormone Replacement Therapy
Menopause Myths & Facts : What Every Woman Should Know about Hormone Replacement Therapy Image

Lorraine researched human hormones to understand what happens when women take The Pill for birth control or Hormone Replacement Therapy in menopause.

This book identifies 26 myths about menopause and sets the record straight, giving accurate and complete information.

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Natural Liberty: Rediscovering Self-Induced Abortion Methods
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Natural Liberty is a detailed, well documented guide for women and scholars – outlining the history, mythology, and methods of self-induced abortion, featuring: pharmaceutical drug abortion, menstrual extraction, forty plants used historically to induce abortion, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and more.

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Our Bodies, Ourselves
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Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS) brings women’s knowledge to other women in a straight-forward and supportive way and advances a feminist analysis of women’s health issues.  OBOS began in 1970 as a small newsprint pamphlet which was so popular it was expanded into a full-fledged book in 1973.  This became a best-seller. Today, it’s known world-wide, has been translated or adapted into 18 languages, and was recently published in its 8th edition.  OBOS is seen by many as an icon—women who have them still treasure the earliest pamphlet version of the material.  It was written by a group of 15 women functioning as a collective; during which time over 100 women have been part of the process as staff and board members.

You can Order here or view and order any edition from 1976 to 2011 (OBOS is now a volunteer organization and no longer updates OBOS)

Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control
Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control Image

We discovered in the ‘70s that the personal is political. Holly Grigg-Spall starts with her and other women’s personal experiences with the Pill, then thoughtfully and thoroughly considers it scientifically, medically and philosophically to discover the political truth of the Pill. She shares strategies for finding new ways to control our fertility while regaining control of our destiny. Grigg-Spall’s careful study on the Pill’s effect on women’s health is long, long overdue. We are so busy fighting to keep hormonal birth control available that we don’t want to question what it is doing to our health and our lives. After reading this book, we can never see the Pill in the same way again.

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The Business of Being Born
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New Line Home Video 2007

A must-see for any woman who is deciding what kind of care she wants to receive when she gives birth.  Caution: Although this film brilliantly exposes the shortcomings of hospital births, it may not prepare you for the dangers in choosing a home birth attendant.  If the home birth attendant is working for a doctor under protocols that “risk out” women for ambiguous diagnostic test results, some women find themselves sent, at the last minute, to an obstetrician-gynecologist that they hardly know, and shunted into the hospital system without having any preparation for it.  Certified nurse-midwives and doulas are legally subordinate to the doctors they work with and cannot protect the woman from being mistakenly  “risked out”, or subjected to unnecessary and excessive intervention.

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The Clitoral Truth
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The clitoris has been dismissed, undervalued, unexplored, and misunderstood for hundreds of years, but the truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has found it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women’s genital anatomy and sexual response.

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The Clitoral Truth - 2nd Edition
The Clitoral Truth - 2nd Edition Image

The Clitoral Truth & this 2nd Edition go beyond all other sexuality self-help guides by providing a surprising “inside” look at women’s genital anatomy, and revealing that what is almost universally thought of as a sensitive pea-sized nubbin is, in reality, a powerful, responsive organ system. The Clitoral Truth reveals every aspect of this multifaceted organ and how the parts work together to produce pleasure and orgasm.

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The Woman's Book of Choices: Abortion, Menstrual Extraction, RU-486
The Woman

A Woman’s Book of Choices chronicles the history of ME, the currently accepted standard of ME practice, and its legal ramifications, and offers accounts of actual ME procedures. It also describes the who range of other abortion alternatives, from state-of-the-art clinical abortions to folk remedies, for women who may be considering terminating a pregnancy. In addition, there is a comprehensive chapter that is directed to medical personnel who may be providing abortion care, and a chapter on the French-developed abortion pill, RU-486.

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Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services: A manual for providers
Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services: A manual for providers Image
Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services: A manual for providers on operationalizing trans-inclusive policies and practices in an abortion setting. This manual was produced for the Fédération du Québec pour le  planning des naissances (FQPN), as part of their commitment to expanding discussions of sexual and reproductive health to include trans people and their families.
Immodest Witnessing: Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S.Feminist Self-Help Movement
Immodest Witnessing: Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S.Feminist Self-Help Movement Image

Immodest Witnessing: Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S.Feminist Self-Help Movement by Michelle Murphy

 

 

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The Speculum of Ignorance
The Speculum of Ignorance Image
The Speculum of Ignorance: The Women’s Health Movement and Epistemologies of Ignorance by Nancy Tuana
A New View Of A Woman
A New View Of A Woman's Body
Originally written in 1982, updated in 1991. A New View Of A Woman’s Body clear, detailed description of vaginal and breast self examination is a complete anatomy of the clitoris, common... Read More
Asserting Yourself At The Dr
Asserting Yourself At The Dr's Office
Information for women going to clinics or private Dr’s offices in order to assert your rights as a consumer of health services. ... Read More
Cut, Stapled, & Mended Image
Cut, Stapled, & Mended
When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean by Roanna Rosewood Roanna Rosewood ... Read More
Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975 Image
Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975
Barbara J. Love’s Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 is the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women’s move... Read More
How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist
How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist's Office
Written by The Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers, How To Stay Out Of The Gynegologist’s Office is a guide to understanding the wide range of n... Read More
In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women Image
In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women
In the most comprehensive book on birth control since the 1970s, women’s health activist Laura Eldridge discusses the history, scientific advances, and practical uses of everything from condoms to the male pill to Plan B. ... Read More
Innovators and instigators: feminist contributions to American abortion technology, 1963–1973 Image
Innovators and instigators: feminist contributions to American abortion technology, 1963–1973
In the late 20th century, mainstream medicine succeeded in criminalizing all forms of abortion. While physicians were able to usurp women’s power over their own bodies by excluding lay healers from the... Read More
Menopause Myths & Facts : What Every Woman Should Know about Hormone Replacement Therapy Image
Menopause Myths & Facts : What Every Woman Should Know about Hormone Replacement Therapy
Lorraine researched human hormones to understand what happens when women take The Pill for birth control or Hormone Replacement Therapy in menopause. ... Read More
Natural Liberty: Rediscovering Self-Induced Abortion Methods Image
Natural Liberty: Rediscovering Self-Induced Abortion Methods
Natural Liberty is a detailed, well documented guide for women and scholars – outlining the history, mythology, and methods of self-induced abortion, featuring: pharmaceutical drug abortion, menstrual extraction, forty plants used hist... Read More
Our Bodies, Ourselves Image
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS) brings women’s knowledge to other women in a straight-forward and supportive way and advances a feminist analysis of women’s health issues.  ... Read More
Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control Image
Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control
We discovered in the ‘70s that the personal is political. Holly Grigg-Spall starts with her and other women’s personal experiences with the Pill, then thoughtfully and thoroughly considers it scientifically, medically and philosophic... Read More
The Business of Being Born Image
The Business of Being Born
New Line Home Video 2007 A must-see for any woman who is deciding ... Read More
The Clitoral Truth Image
The Clitoral Truth
The clitoris has been dismissed, undervalued, unexplored, and misunderstood for hundreds of years, but the truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has found it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chal... Read More
The Clitoral Truth - 2nd Edition Image
The Clitoral Truth - 2nd Edition
The Clitoral Truth & this 2nd Edition go beyond all other sexuality self-help guides by providing a surprising “inside” look at women’s genital anatomy, and revealing that what is almost universally thought of as a sensi... Read More
The Woman
The Woman's Book of Choices: Abortion, Menstrual Extraction, RU-486
A Woman’s Book of Choices chronicles the history of ME, the currently accepted standard of ME practice, and its legal ramifications, and offers accounts of actual ME procedures. It also describes the who range of other abortion alterna... Read More
Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services: A manual for providers Image
Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services: A manual for providers
Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services: A manual for providers on operationalizing trans-inclusive policies and practices in an abortion setting. This manual was produced for the Fédération du Québec pour le  planning des naissances (FQ... Read More
Immodest Witnessing: Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S.Feminist Self-Help Movement Image
Immodest Witnessing: Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S.Feminist Self-Help Movement
Immodest Witnessing: Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S.Feminist Self-Help Movement by Michelle Murphy     ... Read More
The Speculum of Ignorance Image
The Speculum of Ignorance
The Speculum of Ignorance: The Women’s Health Movement and Epistemologies of Ignorance by Nancy Tuana ... Read More

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