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Women's and lesbian health literature

Material relating to women’s and lesbian health.

Includes Women’s Health and Information Centre fact sheet on premenstrual syndrome (Sept 1986); articles on mental health & violence against women, disability, and lesbian healthcare from Greater London Council bulletin (Jan 1986); and copy of article about lesbian healthcare and health homophobia (source unknown; n.d.).

Press images - Outwrite

Card-backed press images (with captions) and photographs relating to NHS and health workers’ union disputes (including the closure and 9-month occupation of South London Women’s Hospital in 1984), from Outwrite Women’s Newspaper.

Outwrite Women’s Newspaper

Women's and LGBTQ health literature

Material relating to women’s health and experiences of (dis)ability, including reports, health guides, newsletters, campaign guides, conference packs.

Includes: ‘Unite’ newsletter from NUS Women’s Campaign (Feb 1987); Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine 8.7 (Jul 1990); publications list, order form (n.d.) and ‘Abortion Care: A Practical Guide’ publication from Women’s Health & Reproductive Rights Information Centre (Sept 1989); ‘The Look After Yourself! Health Guide’ from the Health Education Council (n.d.); conference delegates pack for Promoting Our Health: Britain’s Third National Lesbian & Gay Health Conference (5 Nov 1990); conference delegates pack for Promoting Our Health: Britain’s Second National Lesbian & Gay Health Conference (11 Sept 1989); ‘Health & Welfare in Camden: A Handbook for Elderly People’ by Hampstead Community Health Council et al (Oct 1991); TV-AM ‘Cervical Cancer Campaign’ health awareness booklet (May 1988); Anorexia & Bulimia Nervosa Association (ABNA) newsletter (1988); NUS ‘Women and Health Resource’ briefing 297 (n.d. [c.1980s]); ‘Organisation Building’ resource pack by Agnes Fletcher for Disability Awareness in Action (1994); NUS ‘Women’s Reproductive Rights’ briefing 244 (Spring 1987); ‘Women’s Health & Mental Illness’ broadsheet by London Women & Mental Health Group (n.d. [c.1980s]); minutes of International Lesbian & Gay People of Colour Conference (ILGPOCC) Women’s Caucus (4 Jun 1990); Women’s Health Information Exchange newsletter 11 (Sept 1988); Women’s Health Information Exchange newsletter 1 (1987); London Black Women’s Health Action Project newsletter 6 (Mar 1987); ILGPOCC planning committee minutes (9 Sept 1990); London Black Women’s Health Action Project newsletter 9 (Jun 1988).

Women's and LGBTQ health literature

Resources relating primarily to women’s health issues, including Black and Global Majority women’s health, older women’s health, HIV/AIDs, alcoholism, disability, community mental health, lesbian custody, women’s therapy.

Includes reports, health guides, newsletters, bibliographies, information leaflets from organisations including: Camden Parents’ Forum; Greater London Association of Disabled people (GLAD); Crisis; Enuresis Resource & Information Centre (ERIC); Action for Sick Children; Spinal Injuries Association (SIA); Disability Alliance (DA); Mobility Advice & Vehicle Info Service (MAVIS); Macmillan; Greater London Council; Boadicea: The Voice of Disabled Women in London; UN Children’s Rights Development Unit; Rights of Women (re lesbian custody); Drink Crisis Centre; Newham Alcohol Advisory Service; Women’s Alcohol Centre; ‘Lesbians and Booze… A Political Issue’ essay by Sheila Burns; Lesbian Information Service; Greater London Council Women’s Committee; Royal National Institute for Deaf people (RNID); Women’s Therapy Centre; Positively Irish Action on AIDs (PIAA); Mind; Camden & Islington Health Promotion Department.

Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights Information Centre (WHRRIC) publications

Information guides and health literature produced by the Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights Information Centre (WHRRIC).

Includes guides to: the politics of premenstrual tension; the menopause; HIV & AIDS; pelvic inflammatory disease; fibroids; genital warts; hysterectomy; heavy bleeding; painful periods; smear tests and cervical cell abnormalities; unplanned pregnancy; infertility; ectopic pregnancy; antenatal screening; donor insemination; women’s health work and stress; alternative medicine.

Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Information Centre

‘Women’s Health &…’ information guides

'Women’s Health &…’ information guides produced by the Women’s Health Information Centre (WHIC), [which merged with the Women's Reproductive Rights Information Centre (WRRIC) to form WHRRIC in 1988].

Includes guides to: heart disease; miscarriage; food; disability; mental health; women’s health in history; housing; smoking.

Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Information Centre

Women's and LGBTQ health literature

Publications, booklets and newsletters covering a variety of topics and issues including health (primarily), substance dependency, HIV/AIDS, pacifism, work and workers’ rights, adult learning, policing, rape and sexual assault,

Includes: ‘A Practical Guide for How to Help the Friends and Relatives of Drug Users’ by the Blenheim Project (n.d.); ‘A Do-It-Yourself Guide: How to Stop to Opiate Withdrawal’ by the Blenheim Project (n.d.); ‘Raging Womyn: A Comment on the Women’s Liberation Movement & the Common Womyn’s Peace Camp at Greenham’ (c.1984); ‘Staying Out: A resource guide for lesbians and gay men in Hackney’ by Hackney Council (May 1990); ‘Women Loving Women: Safer Sex’ leaflet by Gay Men’s Health Crisis (1990); ‘The Cervical Smear Test: Why You Need It’ leaflet by the Health Education Authority (1993); ‘More Equal than Some’ report on women with disabilities by Deborah Perry for Lady Margaret Hall Settlement (n.d.); ‘All in a Day’s Work: A report on anti-lesbian discrimination in employment and unemployment in London’ by Lesbian Employment Rights (1986); ‘Women Return to Learning: A Guide to Education & Training in Inner London’ by Ceri Williams (1989); ‘Camden’s Health Directions: A Guide to Services and Organisations in Camden’ directory (2000); ‘HIV & AIDS: Information for Lesbians’ pamphlet by the Terence Higgins Trust (n.d. [c.1986?]); ‘Women Talking about AIDS’ by AVERT (1990); ‘Your Health: A Guide to Services for Women’ pamphlet by the Dept for Health (May 1991); ‘NHS Service for Lesbians’ leaflet by the Bernhard Clinic (n.d.); ‘The Issues: Black Lesbians & Black Gay Men’ booklet by Lesbian & Gay Employment Rights (LAGER; n.d.); ‘Staying Out: A resource guide for lesbians and gay men’ by Hackney Council (1988); London Asian Women’s Directory, produced by the Asian Women’s Network (n.d.); Women’s Health Directory, produced by CINDEX for Camden Libraries & Arts (Mar 1989); Women’s Health annual report (1990/91); ‘Immersion’ novella by Mary Mackey with illustrations by Mady Sklar (1972); ‘Housework and the politics of Women’s Liberation’ by Ellen Malos (c.1978); Lesbian Network for women affected by cancer flyer (n.d.); ‘Women: The Recruiter’s Last Resort’ report by Dina Portnoy (1974); ‘Rape and sexual assault: what you can do’ information leaflet (n.d.); ‘Lesbian and Gay Parenting’ report of London Lesbian and Gay Centre conference (11 Oct 1986); ‘Cystitis and what to do about it!’ leaflet by the Health Education Authority (1993); ‘Income Tax and Sex Discrimination: A Practical Guide’ by Patricia Hewitt for the National Council for Civil Liberties (1979); ‘Please Yourself: Sex for Girls’ by Coventry Women’s Education Group (n.d.); ‘Virago Handbook 1: For Widows’ by June Hemer and Ann Stanyer (1978); ‘It’s not who you are… It’s what you do’ HIV/AIDS guide for women by Haringey Council Women’s Unit (n.d.); National Osteoporosis Society info leaflet (n.d.); ‘Cervical Smears: What every woman should know’ leaflet from Marie Stopes House (n.d.); Women’s Health Newsletter 25 (Feb 1995); SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas (Matriarchy Study Group, 1983); Project for Advice, Counselling and Education (PACE) annual report (1995); Camden Homelessness Action & Information Network (CHAIN) newsletter (Dec 1995); Fat News newsletter by the Fat Women’s Group (Dec 1995); Older Lesbian Network newsletters (Sept 1994, Oct 1994, Aug 1995, Jun 1995, Jul 1995); Positive in Camden bulletin (Jul/Aug 1995); Camden Network bulletin 127 (Aug 1995); Dykenosis (LesBeWell) newsletter 5 (Aug 1995); Dykenosis report on LesBeWell lesbian health conference (n.d. [c.1990s]); Gay & Lesbian Parenting Group (GLPG) newsletter (Summer 1995); Outwrite 71 (Dec 1988); Islington Women’s News bulletin (Winter 1995, Spring 1996); Northgate News (Oxford L&G Centre; Sept 1995); London Boroughs Grants Committee training programme (Oct 1995-Mar 1996); London Lighthouse annual report (1994); BLK magazine 3.4 (Apr 1991), 3.4 (May 1991), 3.6 (Jun 1991); ‘What has Hep got to do with me?’ info leaflet by Russell Harty (Jimmy’s) (n.d.); the Scene in London (SIN) directory of women’s & lesbian services (n.d.); ‘London Lesbian Line celebrates ten years!’ article (1993); Outwrite ‘Masses of women – but where is the movement?’ articles (1986); Disability Awareness in Action newsletters (May 1995, Jun 1995, Aug 1995, Sept/Oct 1995); poster for ONYX at London Friend (n.d.); The Feminist Library newsletter (Autumn 1995); ‘Aqui Nosotras: Bulletin of the European-Latin American Women’s Network’ (May 1995); ‘Organisations for Lesbians and Gay men in Camden, London and nationwide’ list (multiple copies; n.d. [1990s?]); Creative and Supportive Trust (CAST) annual report (1994); Women’s Centre Sutton newsletter (1995); Stonewall newsletter (Apr 1995); Campaign Against Pornography (CAP) newsletter (Autumn 1994); Dykenosis (LesBeWell) newsletter (Dec 1995); Sistren Black Lesbian Group poster (n.d.); the City Lit ‘Building on Beijing: an Older Women’s Study Day’ flyer (1996); CAP info leaflet (n.d.); London Lighthouse events programme (Spring 1995); CLCBLG info leaflet (n.d.); ‘Women in the Unitarian Movement’ booklet (1992); Lesbian & Gay Switchboard ‘Lesbians, HIV & Safer Sex – Low Risk isn’t No Risk’ booklet (n.d.); Inform-al info leaflet (n.d.); GEMMA info leaflet (n.d.); ‘Paving the Way: Streetworks to help people with disabilities’ leaflet by Camden Council (Mar 1989); Freedom Clinic info leaflet (n.d.); Boadicea Disabled Women’s Newsletter (Oct/Nov 1995).

Conference paper drafts from the Feminists Against Sexual Terrorism Conference, Leeds, Nov 1980: ‘The Politics of Lesbian Sexuality’ essay by Danu November; ‘Can we use the media to get across our message?’ by Annie Smith; ‘Violence in Obstetrics’ by Lis from Radical Midwives; ‘Campaign against Sexual/Psychological Terrorism’ by Shirley Frost; ‘Rape, Sexuality and Crimes of Violence’ by Sandra McNeill; ‘Patriarchal Justice and the Threat of Rape’ by Des Feminists Revolutionnaires; ‘Sex Law – England and Wales’ by Leeds Women’s Liberation Sex Law Group; ‘Rape, Like Charity, Begins at Home’ by Women Against Rape; ‘Prostitution and the Women’s Liberation Movement’ by Sheila Jeffreys; ‘Indecent Exposure’ (unknown author); ‘Age of Consent’ by Sandra McNeill and Valerie Sinclair; ‘Mental Hospitals’ Closure’ (unknown author); ‘Politics of Counselling in Rape Crisis Centres’ by Marian Morrigan; ‘Gynaecology, Obstetrics – a refined form of violence?’ by Anna Briggs.

Women's and LGBTQ health literature

Series contains material relating primarily to women's health and LGBTQ health. Includes publications, newsletters, booklets, reports, informative leaflets, guides, resources, articles on a wide variety of topics including HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, disability, substance and alcohol dependency, mental health, sexual health, housing and homelessness, policing, lesbian custody, D/deaf and Hard of Hearing people, domestic violence, and more.