Boston Woman’s Health Book Collective.
Our Bodies, Ourselves
A Book BY And For Women
. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971.
Written by nonprofessionals but it is accurate in its information. It presents educational and personal material about all facets of womanhood. Excellent insight in understanding women’s needs, both physical and emotional. A must for both males and females.
Comfort, Alex, M.D., Jane Comfort.
The Facts of Love: Living,
Loving and Growing Up. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.,1979.
Covers a wide range of adolescent sexuality topics in a readable lowkey manner. Parents would enjoy reading it also. Drawings are usually full page and nonthreatening yet informative or mood setting. We use it in our “Sexuality and Interpersonal Relationships” course.
Dally, Dr. Ann.
A Child is Born
. London: Peter Owen Limited, 1965.
Large, detailed photographs of the birth of a baby, including early labor to birth to afterbirth.
Facts About Sex
. New York: The John Day Company, 1969.
Just what the title says—facts about sex. Designed to be read by teenagers. Good illustrations that includes blacks as well as whites.
Gordon, Sol, Roger Conant.
. New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1975.
Lots of helpful information and advice for teenagers along with essays, cartoons, etc..
Kaplan, Helen Singer, M.D., Ph.D..
Making Sense of Sex.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
Matteroffact, explicit explanations of the biology of sex, the sexual response, birth control, stages of human sexuality. The drawings are spectacular.
Maternity Center Association.
A Baby is Born
. New Yorks Grosset and Dunlap, 1957.
Photographs of lifelike medical sculptures of the development of a human fetus including fertilization, the birth process and the after birth. Excellent illustrations.
. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1974
A very positive book about the joys of childbirth. An enormous number of terrific photographs, diagrams and illustrations mixed in with short stories, personal experiences and a variety of helpful hints
Life before Birth: The Story of the first nine months.
London: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Exquisitely illustrated color illustrations of the development of a fetus from a slidesound program from the British Museum(Natural History). Spectacular color illustrations’
Pomeroy, Wardell B., Ph.D..Boys and Sex. Delacorte Press, 1969.
A thoughtful description of the feelings and expectations, questions and answers that concern boys. Makes good reading for parents and young people. No illustrations.
Girls and Sex
. Delacorte Press, 1969.
A thoughtful description of the feelings and expectations, questions and answers that concern girls. Makes good reading for parents and young people. No illustrations.
Scheier, Michael, Julie Frankel.
Digging for My Roots
. New York: Scholastic Book Service, 1977.
An inexpensive paperback. Full of ideas about teaching young people how to draw up their own genealogy.