At 50 Years Old, ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Enters A New Phase

Published on 3 Dec 2019, 23:40
Fifty years ago, shared frustration about the medical field’s lack of respect for women’s health concerns spawned a new book: ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves.' It created a conversation that grew into a movement, encouraging women to take agency of their bodies and speak frankly about sexual, reproductive, and gender-based health issues. Although the organization is no longer publishing updated editions of the book, it is embarking on a new phase: a partnership with Suffolk University that will keep updated women’s health information online on the platform, Our Bodies Ourselves Today. Jim Braude was joined by Judy Norsigian, an original co-founder and executive director of Our Bodies, Ourselves; and Diana Namumbejja Abwoye, a board member of Our Bodies, Ourselves, who helped bring the book to women in Uganda.