It's Your Body

The Young Woman's Guide to Empowered Sexual Health

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Pub Date Aug 13 2024 | Archive Date Jul 31 2024

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Description

Detailed information on birth control, STIs, emergency contraception, and more: a guide to what today’s young women need to know about their bodies, from a compassionate, experienced practitioner.

Access to reproductive healthcare is no longer guaranteed, and information on the internet is increasingly unreliable, so it’s more crucial than ever to be armed with the knowledge to make informed decisions about reproductive health. In It’s Your Body, Dena Moes provides a compassionate and informative roadmap to the complex landscape of reproductive health. She explores topics ranging from birth control methods, emergency contraception, and STIs to consent and safe abortion access. Helpful graphs and diagrams make information easy to digest, while thoughtful journal prompts encourage readers to reflect on newfound knowledge, feelings about a changing body, and self-care. Combining medical information with a focus on empowerment and autonomy, this guide is a trusted companion, supporting young women in taking control of their sexual health and advocating for the care and respect they deserve.

About the Author: Dena Moes, RN CNM, is an award-winning author, registered nurse, certified nurse-midwife, and reproductive health expert. She holds two degrees from Yale University and has worked in women's health for 25 years. The mother of two adult daughters, she resides in Northern New Mexico.

Detailed information on birth control, STIs, emergency contraception, and more: a guide to what today’s young women need to know about their bodies, from a compassionate, experienced practitioner.

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ISBN 9781682688892
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PAGES 192

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I think this is a fantastic guide that helps women learn about their bodies. So many women have no idea what's happening to them or what they might experience, simply because they were never taught. A book like this is worth its weight in gold because it really highlights what education about our own bodies we might be msising, and the author does a great job at filling in the gaps and breaking down each topic so that it is easy to digest. More often than not, women are shamed for wanting to explore their sexuality and their bodies and how they can find pleasure, but this book tells us it's okay to want these things and that there is nothing shameful about it, and breaks it down in a healthy and happy way, while also giving warnings when necessary. I love that this book exists, because it's time women take their power back and this book is such a great first step in doing so!

Thank you to NetGalley, Dena Moes, and W.W. Norton & Company for the eARC of this book.

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It's Your Body is such an empowering and important book. It helps provide the framework and then fleshes out the realities of being a young woman with sexual appetites, knowing more about your own sexual health is paramount.

I appreciated that there was zero shame in this book, and only empowerment to be the woman you want to be, safely.

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This is a fantastic guide that helps women learn about their bodies. So many women have no idea what's happening to them or what they might experience simply because they were never taught. A book like this is worth its weight in gold because it highlights what education about our bodies we might be missing, and the author does a great job filling in the gaps and breaking down each topic so that it is easy to digest. More often than not, women are shamed for wanting to explore their sexuality and their bodies and how they can find pleasure. Still, this book tells us that nothing is shameful and that it's okay to enjoy these things. It breaks them down healthily and happily while also giving warnings when necessary. I love that this book exists because it's time women take their power back, and this book is such a significant first step in doing so!

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