Publisher description for Our bodies, ourselves : a new edition for a new era / The Boston Women's Health Book Collective.

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America's best-selling book on all aspects of women's health

With more than four million copies sold, Our Bodies, Ourselves is the classic resource that women of all ages can turn to for information about every aspect of their well-being. Completely revised for the first time in a decade, these pages give women everything they need for making key decisions about their health -- from definitive information from today's leading experts to personal stories from other women just like them. This updated edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest on:

• Nutrition and exercise

• Relationships, sexuality, and sexual health

• Complementary health practices

• Reproductive choices, pregnancy, and childbearing

• Growing older

• Medical testing and procedures

Together with its companion website (, Our Bodies, Ourselves is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.

Plus: The rearranged food pyramid, a chapter about sexual orientation and gender identity, advice for making safer sex more fun, the latest on breast-feeding, support for women experiencing pregnancy loss, and a section devoted to getting the best care in today's complicated health care system.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Women -- Diseases.
Women -- Psychology.