Join the fight for women's health and rights

Together we can #WriteTheNextChapter!

Our Bodies Ourselves began when a group of young women decided THEY should be the ones in charge of their bodies -- not their male doctors, husbands, or political institutions.

Following the 2016 election, we find ourselves at another critical crossroads, where our rights and health are at serious risk.

Join our campaign to #WriteTheNextChapter. We’ll battle disinformation, protect access to contraception and abortion, and ensure all of our voices – especially those affected by racism, sexism and economic injustice – are heard. There’s no turning back!

Did you know...

  • “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has won numerous awards. It's included on Time magazine's list of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books and in the Library of Congress exhibit Books That Shaped America.

  • OBOS provides support to women's groups around the world developing their own versions of "Our Bodies, Ourselves." Check out to view 30 different languages, with more underway!

  • Facts about abortion and early abortion options are OBOS's most popular web pages, viewed more than 25,000 times per week. It's essential we make accurate, up-to-date legal and health information available to everyone.

  • Copies of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" were delivered to members of Congress in 2012 to counter factually incorrect comments about women's bodies and health. Time to send copies to the new Administration...

  • The first “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” published in 1970, was a hand-stapled zine called "Women and Their Bodies." In all the years since, OBOS has NEVER accepted money from corporations or pharmaceutical companies.

What are the most important issues facing girls and women today?

"Now more than ever, we need to fight for our right to have agency and control over our bodies."

Ayesha Chatterjee

"Women and girls don't just need accurate information and access to reproductive care - they need to be listened to and supported. In a world that so often dismisses the concerns of women, something that simple can go a long way."

Jessica Valenti

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