On Becoming a Woman

Directed by Cheryl Chisholm

1987 | 90 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99148


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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