'Our Bodies, Ourselves' Turns 40

10/04/2011 03:34 pm ET | Updated Dec 04, 2011
  • The Washington Post

When it comes to women’s sexuality and reproductive health, I’ve come to believe that the world divides into two camps: those who know something about hand mirrors and those who don’t.

My sister Julie, solidly in the first camp, recently went to a 30-something female gynecologist, who’s in the second. At Julie’s first mention of hand mirrors, she told me, her doctor was more than a little taken aback.

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