Search Resources (English): Aging and gender

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Ageways 75: focus on older women  
http://helpage.bluefountain.com/Resources/Regularpublications/Ageways/main_content/zTph/Ageways75Olderwomen.pdf

Discusses the poor health and other impacts of discrimination on older women in the developing world, while highlighting their abilities and contributions; for example, their caregiving for family members with AIDS and for their orphaned children.

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Published: July 2010
Looking my age  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/Tothepoint/lookingmyage

Discusses how women in our culture are increasingly pressured to remove signs of aging (e.g. laser surgery to remove wrinkles).

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Published: 2012
Through a healthy lens  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_1_Winter.pdf

In this article film-maker Laura Alper talks with interviewer Sue Kaiser about the challenges and changes she experiences while making her first women's health film. Laura Alper co-directed the film "Is it hot in here?" a film about women's experience of menopause.

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Published: 1987
Integrating poverty and gender into health programmes: a sourcebook for health professionals (module on ageing)  
http://www.wpro.who.int/publications/PUB_9290612339.htm

Intended for health professionals, this sourcebook also serves as a good primer for others seeking to understand the complex links between poverty, gender and aging.

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Published: 2006
Poverty and aging  
http://www.genderandhealth.ca/en/modules/poverty/

A Gender and Health Collaborative Curriculum training module for health professionals that looks at the issues facing older people in poverty in Canada, as seen through a gender lens.

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Exposure to abuse linked to poorer mental health in older, functionally independent women  
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/721805

An article that examines how abuse in older, functionally independent women is associated with poor mental health, and explains why clinicians should consider that older female patients who have depressive symptoms may be victims of abuse. Free membership in Medscape is required to view.

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Published: 2010