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From 'filthy trash' to iconic resource: 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' at 40
CNN interviews "Our Bodies, Ourselves" executive director Judy Norsigian about the history and evolution of the revolutionary women's health reference.
From the article:
The landmark women's health handbook was filled with sometimes graphic information about the most intimate aspects of women's lives. It was revolutionary in its candid discussions -- and depictions -- of the specifics of sex, birth control, childbirth, lesbianism and other formerly taboo topics.
In 1971, the first "Our Bodies, Ourselves" book sold 250,000 copies. Today, it is available in 25 languages and has sold more than 4 million copies.
It's hard to believe it all began in Boston with just 12 women.