Books for Families

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, M.D. The classic, must-have resource.

All About Sex: A Family Resource of Sex & Sexuality, Three Rivers Press, 1997.  A no-nonsense guide to sex and sexuality, this latest release from Planned Parenthood … is impressive in its scope and breadth; to call it thorough would be an understatement. …[S]ubjects covered includes cross-dressing; “Why does sexuality start?”; why people have sex; “What do we learn about sex from our religions?”; [and] sexual assault, abuse, and incest. It concludes with an extensive bibliography, a very helpful glossary, and the names, addresses, telephone hot lines, and web sites of numerous sexual health services/organizations – Library Journal

The Family Guide to Sex and Relationships, Richard Walker, Macmillan General Reference, 1996. Designed to open the lines of communication and provide current, nonjudgmental information about sexual topics including growth and development, puberty, sexuality, contraception, pregnancy and birth, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, and family dynamics. Males and females receive equal treatment, and important subjects such as illness and sex, single parenting, gay and lesbian families, and sexual offenses are considered.

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