Ask Me About My Uterus

Author: Abby Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1568585829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8973

For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In the fall of 2010, Abby Norman's strong dancer's body dropped forty pounds and gray hairs began to sprout from her temples. She was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain, but the doctors insisted it was a urinary tract infection and sent her home with antibiotics. Unable to get out of bed, much less attend class, Norman dropped out of college and embarked on what would become a years-long journey to discover what was wrong with her. It wasn't until she took matters into her own hands -- securing a job in a hospital and educating herself over lunchtime reading in the medical library -- that she found an accurate diagnosis of endometriosis. In Ask Me About My Uterus, Norman describes what it was like to have her pain dismissed, to be told it was all in her head, only to be taken seriously when she was accompanied by a boyfriend who confirmed that her sexual performance was, indeed, compromised. Putting her own trials into a broader historical, sociocultural, and political context, Norman shows that women's bodies have long been the battleground of a never-ending war for power, control, medical knowledge, and truth. It's time to refute the belief that being a woman is a preexisting condition.

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Author: Christiane Northrup

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 906

View: 6970

Demonstrates the synergy of physical and spiritual healing to complement a doctor's care.

Online Seductions

Author: Esther Gwinnell

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 470

Explains why internet romances can be so powerful and exciting, and offers guidelines for protecting one's self online, and how to stop trouble early on and how to read between the lines

Devour Me Too

Author: Dacia Maraini

Publisher: Guernica Editions


Category: English poetry

Page: 79

View: 6076

Voicecatcher 2 (2007 Edition)

Author: Jennifer Lalime

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781430310181

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 2765

From the thriving literary community of Portland, Oregon, VoiceCatcher presents new prose and poetry by award-winning and emerging women writers. This eclectic collection offers stories of bubbles and bicycles, hairdos and peanut butter, gratitude and loss, growing up and growing old, finding love and finding work, memories, dreams and other adventures in between. VoiceCatcher grew out of a community of women writers and is an offering to the wider community of readers. We are a non-profit entity - revenue from the sale of VoiceCatcher support its publication and funds scholarships for Write Around Portland writers.

Ask Me Anything

Author: Marty Klein

Publisher: Touchstone


Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 9310

Uses a question and answer format to discuss a wide range of sexual concerns, including sexual health, contraception, communication, sexually transmitted diseases, monogamy, and sexual etiquette