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Our Bodies, Ourselves aims to empower women by providing information about health, sexuality and reporduction.
With more than four million copies sold, this book is the classic resource that women of all ages can turn to for information about every aspect of their well-being.
It gives women everything they need for making key dicisions about their health - from definitive information from today′s leading experts to personal stories from other women just like them. It includes information on:
~ Nutrition and exercise,
~ Relationships, sexuality and sexual health,
~ Complementary health practices,
~ Reproductive choices, pregnance and child bearing,
~ Growing older,
~ Medical testing and procedures.
This South Asian edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves retains the basic structure and content of the original, but contains updated and contextual information relevant to women in this region. Specific sections of the text have been amended for the Indian and South Asian readers.
This book seeks to introduce some key ideas into the public discourse on women′s health. Women comprise the largest segment of health workers, health consumers, and health decision-makers for their families and communities but are under-represented in positions of influence and policy-making.
By making our women readers and users of this book into well-informed health consumers, we hope that they can become catalysts for social change.