Cuntlovin’ Guide To the Universe: Healing

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

Publisher of Our Bodies, Ourselves and its Spanish translation,Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas. BWHBC also facilitated translation of the book into seventeen other languages. C/O Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, W-1, Room 120, Boston, MA 02118, (617) 414-1230.

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization

This organization seems somewhat administrative. They work to provide low-cost heath care to everyone in Asian-Pacific communities.

sexuality.org

This is a huge, sprawling site dedicated to human sexuality. They’ve got links to almost every cool sex store in the country, an antique vibrator museum, sex toy guides and a nationwide calendar of events. They publish books and a magazine, and they have amazing educational programs. The all-around best sex site I know of. Part of the sex education web circle.

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality

The coalition asserts that all teenagers have the right to complete and honest sex education. CPS is a grassroots, not-for-profit activist organization that provides sex education, resources and support for youth of all races, genders, sexualities and ethnicities. P.O. Box 77212, Washington, DC 20013-7212, (773) 604-1654.

scarleteen.com

“Sex Education for the Real World.” Another really wonderful site that supports and educates teens who want to know more about sex, birth control and AIDS. Many other resources offered. Also totally inclusive.

survivorproject.org

A nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and transurvivors of domestic and sexual violence through “caring action, education and expanding access to resources.” See alsotransfeminism.org in the Kickass Revolutionary Organizations section.

The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center

Your all-around extensive resource and education site for Native and First Nation women. You can support NAWHERC by purchasing T-shirts, postcards, Dakota language books and tapes, and works by community artists. P.O. Box 572, Lake Andes, SD 57356-0572.

geocities.com/capitolhill/9118/mike.html

This site documents NAWHERC’s report on coerced sterilization of Native American women carried out by the Indian “Health” Services, Job Corps and other agencies. These abuses include forced sterilization, unsafe use of Depo-Provera and Norplant. The site also includes a bookstore, search engine and comprehensive bibliography.

National Black Women’s Health Project

NBWHP provides wellness education, services, health information and advocacy. Lots of wonderful links, and cool positive affirmations like “I have the power within me to contribute to my personal healing.” 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 543-9311.

Feminist Women’s Health Center

FWHC has regional offices in a number of locations, mostly on the west coast, and is a massive resource for information about women’s health. Did you know, for instance, that every man, woman and teenager can get free birth control in Washington state? Not through the humiliating DSHS, either. Site is in English and Español.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

When I was working on this, their site was down. Call for info—they organize regionally. 1200 New York Avenue NW, Suite 206, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 326-8970.

National Asian Women’s Health Organization

Founded in 1993 to achieve health equity for Asian woman and their families. The site features a huge listing of health resources.

The Blood Sisters Project

As ever, the most wonderful menstrual activism group for everyone. Blood Sisters is based in Montreal. They offer zines, links, pads and other wonderful “urban armor” menstrual gear.

Lunapads

More Canadians hard at work improving the quality of life for bleeders and the planet. Lunapads come from a clothing designer who got sick of the way we poison our bodies with the toxins commonly found in disposable pads and tampons. Lunapads are by far my favorite pad.

GladRags

Comfortable, well-designed cloth pads and other goodies. They also have a great little book called Passage: A Girl’s Guide,written for the newly bleeding. I highly recommend this book for any parent or school that wants to give their girls a chance to see periods in a positive way from the get-go.

thekeeper.com

The site explains all the virtues of this ingenious little device.

Below the Belt

Resource Center for Genital, Sexual and Reproductive Health.

adiosbarbie.com

A body image site á la that mortal genius, Ophira Edut.

GINE Web

Site en Español for online health and well-being information. Serves as a hub for hundreds of links and resources.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

This is more of a research resource than a practical, hands-on site. But it has extensive information on sexuality, reproductive health, chronic conditions, mental health, alternative medicine, surviving sex abuse, getting access to health care, and community living. 3440 Richmond Avenue, Suite B, Houston, TX 77046, (800) 44-CROWD, (713) 960-0505.

annelawrence.com

Really good and informative medical site for trans-women, by Anne Lawrence, MD, Ph.D.

Barbara Robertson’s Women and Disabilities Resources

For all women with disabilities. Economics, sexuality and general resources. “Looking at disability through the lens of a feminist, and at feminism from a disability perspective, enriches both feminism and disability studies with fresh insights.”

National Abortion Referral Federation

On Home Alive’s site. In fact, the links and resources on Home Alive’s site should be accessed by all.

fight4choice.com

This NARAL site keeps watch on the Bush administration, Congress and the courts. Send letters to state representatives, sign petitions, donate, and get involved locally. Includes previous advocacy results and one hundred ways to fight for choice.

Blessed Maine Herb Farm

Certified organic medicinal herb products, and info on herbs for women’s health.

 

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