Our Bodies Ourselves is Back as a Website!

Dec 5, 2022 | 2023 Winter - Bodily Autonomy, Privacy, & Feminism

By Laurie Rosenblum

Do you remember the health and sexuality book for women and girls, Our Bodies, Ourselves, first published in 1970, and the last appearing in 2011? It was a groundbreaking resource, helping to dispel ignorance about the female body and women’s health. Now, this reliable and inclusive resource has been updated and is available on the recently launched website: OurBodiesOurselves.org.

Our Bodies Ourselves Today provides an up-to-date platform with feminist and inclusive resources. It is intended to meet the needs of users from a wide range of backgrounds, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.

The resources will be updated monthly by experts in each of the nine topic areas now covered:

Abortion and Contraception

Gender-based Violence

Growing Older

Heart Health

Menstruation through Menopause

Mental Health

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Sexual Anatomy

Sexuality

Our Bodies Ourselves Today empowers every person to be the expert on their own body and make informed decisions about their physical and mental health care. There is so much information and disinformation available, it can be hard to wade through. So, the website is curated by a diverse group of experts to help bring accurate, intersectional information to everyone, and especially women, girls, and gender-expansive people.

The website includes a wide range of perspectives and types of resources grounded in both diverse lived experiences and current political and cultural contexts. All resources support the rights of everyone—without discrimination—to health, medical care, bodily autonomy, sexual pleasure, a safe environment, and relationships of their choosing.

Please spread the word about the new platform and help Our Bodies Ourselves Today change the lives of women, girls, and gender-expansive people today and for years to come!

Laurie Rosenblum develops educational resources in the public health field and specializes in mental health issues. This summer, she joined the mental health expert panel for the Our Bodies Ourselves Todaywebsite.

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