Fifty years ago, shared frustration about the medical field’s lack of respect for women’s health concerns spawned a new book: "Our Bodies, Ourselves." It created a conversation that grew into a movement, encouraging women to take agency of their bodies and speak frankly about sexual, reproductive and gender-based health issues. Although the organization is no longer publishing updated editions of the book, it is embarking on a new phase: a partnership with Suffolk University that will keep updated women’s health information online on the platform, Our Bodies Ourselves Today.

Jim Braude was joined by Judy Norsigian, an original co-founder and executive director of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and Diana Namumbejja Abwoye, a board member of Our Bodies, Ourselves, who helped bring the book to women in Uganda.