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Works of Radical Imagination

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Both a reference work and a health guide, For Women Only! joins together hands-on advice from the country's leading health practitioners with essays, interviews, and commentary by leading thinkers, activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists. Edited by Gary Null and Barbara Seaman, contributors include the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Davis, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Germaine Greer, Shere Hite, Erica Jong, the National Black Women's Health Project, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner Truth, and Naomi Wolf, among many others.

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“Poets join white-coats to celebrate all that is woman.”

“Highly recommended for the inspiring history of the women's health movement . . . a valuable addition to women's studies.”

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One of the nation’s most tireless health advocates, Barbara Seaman (1935-2008) co-founded the National Women’s Health Network and pioneered a new style of health reporting that focused on patients’ rights. Her groundbreaking investigative book, The Doctor’s Case Against the Pill, prompted Senate hearings in the 1970s that led to a warning label on oral contraceptives and the drastic lowering of estrogen doses due to dangerous health effects. Dedicated to reaching a wide audience, Seaman wrote columns for Brides Magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Ms., inspiring women around the world to take control of their own health. Seaman was a founding advisory board member of and key advisor to Seven Stories Press.

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Gary Null, PhD, is one of America’s leading health and fitness writers and alternative practitioners. Trained as a nutritionist, he is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of medical articles. His one-hour health radio program airs daily on WBAI in New York City and globally as a podcast. Null is a former faculty member of the New School for Social Research. Among his many bestselling books are Get Healthy Now! and, with Barbara Seaman, For Women Only!. He lives in New York City and Naples, Florida.

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