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Broadside 1973-05 - Page 1. May, 1973. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2116/show/2110.

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Title Broadside 1973-05
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date May, 1973
Description Vol. 4 No. 5
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • Periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 6 page periodical
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Page 1
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the “About” page of this website.
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Transcript HOW HOUSTON CHAPTER NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN Vol. 4, BROADSIDE May 1973 Do you know your os from your elbow? Have you ever taken a good look at your cervix? Did you know relief from the uncontrollable itching of yeast infection can be found in your refridgerator? Houston feminists found answers to these questions during a recent demonstration of the technique of Self-Help, an exciting new method of health care for women. Carol Downer, founder of the Feminist Women's Health Centers in California, spoke to Houston feminists on Thursday, April 12 at the Women's Center. Downer illustrated her lecture with a series of slides taken at the LA Health Center. The Center specializes in care of the well woman. Services include birth control information, health information, pregnancy screening or a standard screening exam to let a woman know that all is well, or to detect deviations that need looking into. These services center around the use of an instrument known as a speculum in order that eacn woman will be able to view her own cervix and os ( the os is the opening to the uterus) and learn what is normal for her. Women at the Center purchase their own specu- lums and are taught proper use of the device along with an explanation of danger signs and illnesses common to most women. Of course, any woman with a serious illness or problem is directed to a qualified physici an. Downer carefully explained slides of each type of common problem, for example, cervicitis or yeast infection. Through careful examination during an entire menstrual cycle, a woman will begin to discover what is normal for her and will be able to quickly detect any variation and seek medical attention. In the two years the Health Center has been in operation, Downer has discovered some interesting medical information. "After meetings of the first self- help groups, we discovered that almost e\/ery woman has a tipped uterus at least some of the time. These slightly tipped uteruses do not appear to cause difficulty. The medical profession has chosen to believe a tipped uterus is never normal and, until recently, women were fitted with a painful suspension device called a pessary to force the uterus into a more 'correct' position. "We have also found that most