Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The publication of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective’s famous and controversial book Our Bodies, Ourselves (1976) created wide repercussions and charted a way for women all over the world to gain personal control, through the possession of objective and necessary information, over their own bodies, health status and lives.

A group of interested Egyptian women started to meet in May 1985, with the idea of finding ways to spread the message of the book to Egyptian and Arab women. They agreed to form a collective to produce a similar book in Arabic.

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How to cite this article:

Nadia Farah "The Egyptian Women’s Health Book Collective," Middle East Report 173 (November/December 1991).