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First published in 1971, this groundbreaking resource for women's health is available in a revised edition to celebrate its 40th anniversary. It once again offers women the most current and accessible information about all aspects of their health and sexuality. This edition omits some information on topics such as nutrition, emotional health, and medical conditions (e.g., heart disease) that affect women differently because it is available in many other resources. The book instead concentrates on the core issues featured in the original edition-women's sexuality and reproductive health-and offers the latest information on safer sex, birth control, childbirth, menopause and aging, and relationships. It includes discussions on gender identity, domestic violence, infertility, and navigating the health-care system. The book also offers stories gathered from online discussions on the companion website (www.ourbodiesourselves.org) to add personal details to the relationships chapter and introduces international contributors for a global perspective on women's health. VERDICT This is still the bible for women's health; an outstanding resource that belongs in all health collections.-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.