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On Becoming a Woman
Directed by Cheryl Chisholm
1987, 90 minutes, Color, 16mm/DVD
Order No. W99148
This extraordinary documentary provides rare insights into some important health issues for African American women. Although it was produced before AIDS was a major factor for women, ON BECOMING A WOMAN deals candidly and constructively with teen pregnancy, providing in-depth information about reproduction, birth control, self-examination and sexual activity. Filmed primarily during the National Black Women's Health Project workshop sessions, this historic film also demonstrates models for trust and communication between mothers and daughters.


    "**** Outstanding."
    Jacqueline Tatum
    New Youth Connection

    "An excellent resource for schools, churches and community groups that are working to prevent teen pregnancy."
    Marian Wright Edelman
    Children's Defense Fund

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