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In 1970, the non-profit organization Boston Women's Health Book Collective self-published a 136-page booklet entitled Women and their Bodies, which provided information about women's health issues, body image, reproductive health, gender identity, and a range of other topics. Shortly after the first publication of the book, the organization (and the booklet) changed its name to Our Bodies, Ourselves and went on to publish translations of the book in 30 languages, along with a book dedicated to the topic of pregnancy and childbirth and another dedicated to menopause. Today, almost fifty years after its first publication, "Our Bodies Ourselves" continues to provide information about women's health to individuals around the world. In this 2016 interview, WBUR's Here and Now host Robin Young talks to the organization's co-founder Judy Norsigian and its current executive director Julie Childers about the history and significance of this book. As noted in this interview, the book was banned in numerous libraries, despite its popularity. This interview is accompanied by a series of images of book covers from the book's many international editions.
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Date Issued 2016-06-02
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-09-29
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/0929

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