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Last modified: Thursday, May 8, 2008

Maternal care issues for minority women focus of IU talk

Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Communities

May 8, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Maternal care issues for minority women will be the focus of a panel discussion in Bloomington on Tuesday (May 13) involving the Boston Women's Health Book Collective (BWHBC), which will present its new publication, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth.

Judy Norsigian

Judy Norsigian

Presented by Indiana University Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, in conjunction with BWHBC and Bloomington Area Birth Services, the event will include a panel discussion involving BWHBC executive director and founder Judy Norsigian.

The event will be held in the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., on Tuesday, May 13, at 6 p.m.

The BWHBC is best known for the classic women's health book Our Bodies, Ourselves. The newer publication, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth, explores a range of topics -- from hospital to home births -- to inspire women to feel more confident and comfortable about approaching motherhood.

Joining Norsigian in the panel discussion will be Cecilia Obeng, LaDonna BlueEye, Leila Dabbagh, and Zobeida Bonilla, all faculty of the School of HPER's Department of Applied Health Science, and BABS Director Georg'ann Cattelona.

The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the School of HPER and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, are co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Zobeida Bonilla at 812-856-5122 or