My Body, My Health: Women’s Stories


Call for submissions for an edited volume on women and health

Editors: Kit-Bacon Gressitt and Jodie Lawston, PhD


Women’s health became a key issue for the women’s liberation movement in
the 1960s as women began to explore every aspect of themselves: their
traditional roles, their expanding opportunities, their bodies, even their
genitalia. And health continues to be an issue of keen interest for
feminists — Third Wave, Second Wave and certainly our surviving Suffragists
— as women struggle for proper diagnoses; advocate and care for for their
ill children, parents, partners and themselves; address patriarchal
attempts to control their health (as exemplified in the recent
congressional hearings on birth control); and demand clinical trials that
test new drugs on women, not just men. …

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