Our Bodies Ourselves presents the 2009 Womens' Health HeroesFriday, July 23 2010
Our Bodies Ourselves presents the 2009 Womens' Health Heroes, honouring the work of women's health advocates worldwide. The 20 outstanding individuals and organizations inducted in May 2009 have made significant, long-lasting contributions to women's health. Their work covers a wide range of health fields and disciplines. Included are midwives and women advocating for safer, more comfortable births; founders of websites on chronic illness and teen sexuality; an activist against female genital mutilation; director of a LGBT health center; a public health nurse; a photographer; and many more. This inaugural group, chosen from close to 100 nominations, represents seven countries: United States (13), Canada (2), Australia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Ukraine. Two inductees were selected for special honors. Learn what makes all of them heroes by viewing their nominations.