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Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S. Feminist Self-Help Movement

  title={Immodest Witnessing: The Epistemology of Vaginal Self-Examination in the U.S. Feminist Self-Help Movement},
  author={Michelle Murphy},
  journal={Feminist Studies},
  • M. Murphy
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Studies

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