Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc.

  • Cambridge, MA
  • http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org

Mission Statement

Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) provides accessible, research-based information about women's health and sexuality and advances health and human rights within a framework of values shaped by women's voices and a commitment to self-determination and equality.

service areas

International

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ruling year

1973

chief executive for fy 2001

Ms. Judy Norsigian

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Keywords

women's health, feminist perspectives on sexuality and reproduction, advocacy, public policy, healthcare, feminism, reproductive rights, reproductive justice, maternal health, women's sexuality

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EIN

23-7274169

Physical Address

5 Upland Road #3

Cambridge, 02140

Also Known As

Our Bodies Ourselves

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IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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service areas

International

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Social Media

@OurBodiesOurselves

@oboshealth

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Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc.
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Judy Norsigian

BIO

A co-founder of the BWHBC and co-author of all editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Judy is a graduate of Radcliffe College and an internationally renowned speaker and writer on a wide range of women’s health concerns.  She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Oprah, Donahue, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bea Bezmalinovic

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