Judy Norsigian, a co-writer of the 1970s now-classic book on women’s health and sexuality,Our Bodies, Ourselves,is coming to West Virginia University Thursday, Feb. 9.
Norsigian will discussThe Media and Women’s Health: Sorting Fact from Fictionat 7 p.m. that evening in G-24 Eiesland Hall on the Downtown Campus.
The lines between the two have never been more blurred when it comes to women and medical issues in general, says Norsigian, who is nationally known as a women’s health advocate.
She plans to talk about misleading publicity and ad campaigns involving breast implants and breast cancer, and direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising. She’ll also talk about the mixed signals campaigns on tobacco use, sexual dysfunction drugs and stem-cell research.
The co-founder and executive director of Boston Women’s Health Collective, Norsigian’s causes include national health care reform, tobacco and women, midwifery advocacy and reproductive health, and contraceptive research.
Her free lecture is sponsored by the Center for Women’s Studies in WVU ’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Howe, Center director, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-293-2339, ext. 1155.