Coming to Campus
- February 21, 2006
Coming to Campus is a section announcing visiting speakers of note.
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Judy Norsigian, co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves, will speak during a panel discussion as part of Women’s Herstory Month.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center and Student Health Services, the event will take place March 1 at 4 p.m. in Konover Auditorium in the Dodd Center.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era, includes new medical information, updated anecdotes from a diverse group
of women, and perspectives on
the emerging health issues that affect women’s lives.
The book was released in its eighth edition last year.
Norsigian speaks and writes on a wide range of women’s health concerns, including abortion and contraception, sexually transmitted infections, genetics and reproductive technologies, tobacco and women, women and health care reform, and midwifery.
She has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including Oprah, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.
She was on the Board of the National Women’s Health Network for 14 years, and currently serves as a board member for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.
She is also a member of the steering committee for the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment, and a founder and longtime board member of Community Works, which raises funds for Boston-area social change organizations through payroll charitable giving deduction programs.