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Corien van Zweden

Corien van Zweden studied theology and history and is a journalist and writer. She writes about health and has published several books, such as Breasts: The Life of an Intimate Body Part. It has been translated into Finnish and Polish and was nominated for the prize for the best journalistic book of 2019.

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De levensloop van een intiem lichaamsdeel

(De Bezige Bij, 2019, 285 pagina's)

When the doctors tell Corien van Zweden, after a recurrence of cancer, that her left breast will need to be removed, she is startled by their presumption that an immediate ‘reconstruction’ is what she wants, or indeed needs. With more questions than answers, she resolves to understand her breasts on a biological level, but also to recognize what they mean to her, to other women and to society as a whole.

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Biografie van de baarmoeder

Biografie van de baarmoeder

Het ingenieuze orgaan dat vaak niet begrepen wordt

(De Arbeiderspers, 2022, 256 pagina's)

The womb is ingenious; in maturity, a beautiful organ the shape and size of a pear, ever replenishing its lining in preparation for an embryo. But it is also surrounded by taboos and is alternately revered, feared and despised. Van Zweden and Bongers, two experts – one an author who has previously written about the female body, the other a gynaecologist – try to break the taboo surrounding the uterus and share the vital information about it which is so lacking. The open-mindedness of the first author and her writing skills perfectly complement the experience and knowledge of the second.

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