Explores a range of health topics concerning women, from reproductive rights to motherhood, and details the history of the women's health movement through essays and speeches by prominent women's health advocates.
An unprecedented and definitive collection of rabble-rousing writings on women's health, Voices of the Women's Health Movement explores a range of provocative topics from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing advocate Barbara Seaman and health activist Laura Eldridge bring the revolutionary ideas of several generations together in this powerful new book celebrating women's bodies, and women's voices. The more than two hundred contributors include Jennifer Baumgardner, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Germaine Greer, Shulamith Firestone, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Erica Jong, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Susie Orbach, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner Truth, Rebecca Walker, Naomi Wolf, and many others. With Voices of the Women's Health Movement, for the first time, every woman and girl can experience in one place the powerful history of stirring words and strong female perspectives that have inspired countless women to take control of their health and their lives.
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 In the Beginning -- Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers / Deirdre English -- Out of Conflict Comes Strength and Healing: Women's Health Movements / Helen I. Marieskind -- Medicine and Morality in the Nineteenth Century / Kristin Luker -- Ain't I a Woman? / Sojourner Truth -- On Motherhood / Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Why Elizabeth Isn't on Your Silver Dollar / Barbara Seaman -- Sylvia Bernstein Seaman (1900-95) / Karen Bekker -- Fanny Burney's Letter to Her Sister, 1812, describing her mastectomy in September of 1811 / Fanny Burney -- Women's Health and Government Regulation: 1820-1949 / Suzanne White Junod -- A My Name is Alice / Jennifer Baumgardner -- ch. 2 Taking our Bodies Back: The Women's Health Movement -- The Role of Advocacy Groups in Research on Women's Health / Susan F. Wood -- Inside and Out: Two Stories of the Rumblings Beneath the Quiet compiled / Suzanne Clores -- Women's Health and Government Regulation: 1950-1980 / Suzanne White Junod -- Sisterhood / Gloria Steinem -- Dear Injurious Physician / Barbara Seaman -- The Ultimate Revolution / Shulamith Firestone -- Our Bodies, Ourselves: Remembering the Dignity / Sarah J. Shey -- Looking Back on Our Bodies, Ourselves / Sarah J. Shey -- The Boston Women's Health Book Collective and Our Bodies, Ourselves -- Alice Wolfson interview / Tania Ketenjian -- Belita Cowan interview / Tania Ketenjian -- A Mother's Story / Helen Rodriguez-Trias -- Helen Rodriguez-Trias interview / Tania Ketenjian -- A Is for Activism / Byllye Avery -- Byllye Avery interview / Tania Ketenjian -- The Female Eunuch / Germaine Greer -- The Hite Report on Shere Hite: Voice of a Daughter in Exile / Here Hite -- In Defense of Shere Hite / Sarah J. Shey -- Susan Brownmiller: Memoir of a Revolutionary / Carrie Carmichael -- A Mother's Story / Patsy Mink -- DES Litigation / Sybil Shainwald -- ch. 3 Birth Control -- In the Matter of Rosemarie Lewis: Women and the Corporatization of Contraception / Andrea Tone -- Racism, Birth Control, and Reproductive Rights / Angela Y. Davis -- Informed Consent / Elizabeth Siegel Watkins -- Julie Is Not a Statistic / Barbara Seaman -- Philip Corfman interview / Tania Ketenjian -- A Pill for Men / Barbara Seaman -- Norplant: The Contraception You're Stuck / Barbara Seaman -- Cycles of Hot and Cold: Trying to Learn Fertility Awareness in North America / Katie Singer -- ch. 4 Menstruation -- If Men Could Menstruate / Gloria Steinem -- The Selling of Premenstrual Syndrome / Andrea Eagan -- No More T.O.M. / Sara Germain -- ch. 5 Pregnancy and Birthing -- Childbirth in America / Sonia Lander -- The Cultural Warping of Childbirth / Doris Haire -- Motherhood / Letty Cottin Pogrebin -- In Which a Sensible Woman Persuades Her Doctor, Her Family, and Her Friends to Help Her Give Birth at Home / Barbara Katz Rothman -- How Late Can You Wait to Have a Baby? / Barbara Seaman -- How Science is Redefining Parenthood / Barbara Katz Rothman -- Having Anne / Laura Yeager -- Preface to With Child / Ariel Chesler -- Misconceptions / Gena Corea -- Determination / Barbara Katz Rothman -- Patenting Life: Are Genes Objects of Commerce? / Ruth Hubbard -- Geriatric Obstetrics: Oh, Baby! / Carrie Carmichael -- Bold Type: Childbirth Is Powerful / Barbara Findlen -- Arlene Eisenberg interview / Tania Ketenjian -- Lives: When One Is Enough / Amy Richards -- Hate Mail / Amy Richards -- Love, Mom: A Mother's Journey from Loss to Hope / Cynthia Baseman -- Is This Any Way to Have a Baby? / Barbara Seaman -- ch. 6 Motherhood -- Yes, We Have No Bambinos / Molly Haskell -- Dr. Spock's Advice to New Mothers / Alix Kates Shulman -- Lovely Me / Barbara Seaman -- My Mother's Death: Thoughts on Being a Separate Person / Judith Rossner -- Take the Blame off Mother / Paula J. Caplan -- The Madonna's Tears for a Crack in My Heart / Audrey Flack -- Breastfeeding Revisited / Margot Slade -- Moms in Dark about OTC Drugs, Survey Shows / Frances Cerra Whittelsey -- The Baby Contract / Susan Jordan -- Monster Mommies / Erica Jong -- They Came to Stay / Ruth Gruber -- An Adopted Daughter Meets Her Natural Mother / Betty Jean Lifton -- What Do You Love about Being a Lesbian Mom? / Catherine Gund -- On Becoming a Grandmother / Francine Klagsbrun -- ch. 7 Menopause and Aging -- Flashback: A History of Menopause / Laura Eldridge -- The Changing Years / Madeline Gray -- Promise Her Anything, but Give Her ... Cancer: The Selling of ERT / Barbara Seaman -- Exploding the Estrogen Myth / Barbara Seaman -- The Bitter Pill / Leora Tanenbaum -- A Friend Indeed: The Grandmother of Menopause Newsletters / Sari Tudiver -- The Truth about Hormone Replacement Therapy: How to Break Free from the Medical Myths of Menopause by the National Women's Health Network -- On Aging / Joan Ditzion -- ch. 8 Gynecological Surgery -- Needless Hysterectomies / Marcia Cohen -- So, You're Going to Have a New Body! / Lynne Sharon Schwartz -- Keeping All Your Eggs in One Basket / Barbara Seaman -- ch. 9 Abortion -- I Am Roe / Norma McCorvey -- The Jane Collective / Pauline Bart -- The Abortion / Alix Kates Shulman -- Starting the New York Abortion Access Fund: Grassroots Activism on Abortion Rights, from Vision to Reality / Lauren Porsch -- ch. 10 Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health -- Sappho Was a Right-On Woman / Barbara Love -- Putting Lesbian Health in Focus / Vivien Labaton -- Lesbian Health Gains Long Due Attention from Institute of Medicine / Amy Allina -- Look Both Ways / Jennifer Baumgardner -- Women's Health/Transgender Health: Intersections / Lauren Porsch -- ch. 11 Gender and Medicine -- Why Would a Girl Go into Medicine? / Margaret A. Campbell -- A Woman in Residence / Michelle Harrison -- Venus and the Doctor / Betty Rothbart -- Woman Doctor / Yvonne Yaw -- Essays on Women / Edith Stein -- Susan Wood interview / Meghan Buckley
VOLUME TWO --- ch12. Sex -- ch. 13. Self-Help Gynecology -- ch. 14: Mind and Body: Psychology and women -- ch. 15: Rape and Violence against women -- ch. 16: Women in sports -- ch. 17: Body Image -- ch 18. Body Parts -- ch. 19: Sexually Transmitted Infections -- ch. 20: Chronic Illness -- ch. 21: Informed Consent, Conflict of Interest, and Pharmaceutical Companies -- ch. 22: End of Life Issues -- ch. 23: Women;s health, Moving Forward
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