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Feminist Health Guide 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' Will Stop Publishing

The groundbreaking book was first released in the early 1970s. It gave women frank information about then-taboo topics like masturbation, birth control and female sexual anatomy.
Judy Norsigian, executive director and founder of Our Bodies, Ourselves, speaks behind a copy of the women's health guide at the National Press Club in 2012. Source: Robert MacPherson

At some point, you or a woman you know has likely looked through a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves. The book was revolutionary when it was first published in the early 1970s. It taught women about their own anatomy and sexuality at a time when talking frankly about sex was considered — well, unladylike.

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