NATURAL HEALING IN GYNECOLOGY, A Manual for Women, Rina Nissim, 1986.
Rina is Swiss and has been active in the women’s health movement since 1972. She completed her nurses training in 1975 and was a founder member of the Dispensaire de Femmes, a women’s health center collective in Geneva. (We have found two different covers for this very same book. Internally each one is the same, to the best of our knowledge)
TOUCH ME, TOUCH-ME-NOT, Women, Plants and Healing, Shodhini, 1997.
Shodhini (Hindu for “woman researcher”) is a group of women health activists from across the country. In 1987, they came together and with Rina Nissim, took the basic self-help model of learning to do pelvic exams and combined it with relearning traditional healing methods, which they spread around the country. Their self-help approach has led them to discover treatments for common gynecological problems, including various herbs. This book reviews their ten-year history and their self-help method philosophy, which includes respect for each woman’s experience.
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Currently, we are working truly hard to receive permission from women who’ve written on self-help and their experiences. So if you are one of the authors we are looking please contact us; so that we can share your art with the world. Or if you’ve written of your experience with self-help and would love to share it with the world Please Contact Us!
· For Example: THE NEW ABORTIONISTS, Is this liberation or is it disaster?, By ANN JAPENGA, Illustrations by MATT MAHURIN; In November 1991, IN HEALTH Magazine
· MENSTRUAL EXTRACTION IN MIDWIFERY PRACTICE AS A WOMAN-CENTERED ALTERNATIVE TO CLINICAL ABORTION, A Division III Project by Jesse Natha Kimler, In the School of Social Science, Hampshire College, Spring 2002. At the time listed: Marlene Gerber Fried as Chairperson; Stephanie Levin and Elizabeth Conlisk as Member(s)
· IN THEIR OWN TIME: VOICES FROM THE LOS ANGELES FEMINIST MOVEMENT1967 TO 1976, By Michelle Moravec
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