File 2 - ‘Women’s Health &…’ information guides

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Reference code

GB 1534 CLCBLG/7/2

Title

‘Women’s Health &…’ information guides

Date(s)

  • 1980-1995 (Creation)

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1 file.

Context area

Name of creator

(1988-2006)

Administrative history

Women's Health was formed in 1988 as a merger between the Women's Reproductive Rights Information Centre (WRRIC) and Women's Health Information Centre (WHIC). The Women's Health Information Centre formed in 1982; Women's Health Information Centre was established in 1983 after a split from the National Abortion Campaign. At the time of the merger, the group was known as the Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Information Centre (WHRRIC), before changing its name to Women's Health.

The aim of the centre was to provide information and support to women on health and reproductive issues, motivated by the idea of information as a form of political empowerment. They worked with, and acted as a resource for, medical professionals, women in health groups, self-help groups, community groups and trade unions in line with the ethos of the Women's Liberation Movement. The centre collected resources relating to all areas of women's health, including books, leaflets, journals, press cuttings and articles. As well as providing an information service, the centre was politically active, and made submissions to the House of Commons Select Committee on AIDS, as well as acting as a point of contact for the media on women's health and reproductive issues.

Women's Health was based near Old Street and closed in 2006.

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'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.

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      Note

      Content note: References to miscarriage.

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      Description control area

      Description identifier

      CLCBLG 7/2

      Institution identifier

      GB 1534

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      Status

      Draft

      Level of detail

      Partial

      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Created Summer 2021

      Language(s)

      • English

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