An essential collection of essays, interviews and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors and sociologists on topics ranging across reproductive rights, sex and orgasm, activism, motherhood and contraception. Volume 1 highlights include influential writings on birth control, menstruation, pregnancy and birthing, motherhood, mepause, abortion, and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health. The most comprehensive collection of literature on women's health and history to date from contributors such as Germaine Greer, Erica Jong and Susie Orbach.
One of the nation s most tireless health advocates, BARBARA SEAMAN(1935-2008) co-founded the National Women s Health Network and pioneered a new style of health reporting that focused on patients rights. Her groundbreaking investigative book, The Doctor s Case Against the Pill (1969), prompted Senate hearings in the 1970s that led to a warning label on oral contraceptives and the drastic lowering of estrogen doses due to dangerous health effects. Dedicated to reaching a wide audience, Seaman wrote columns for Brides Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, and Ms., inspiring women around the world to take control of their own health. Seaman was a founding advisory board member of and key advisor to Seven Stories Press. Co-editorLAURA ELDRIDGEis a women s health writer and activist. She is the author of In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women and the co-author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause.