Search Resources (English): Older women and health

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Health status and health needs of older immigrant women: individual, community, and societal and policy links  
http://owhn.on.ca/olderimmigrantwomen.htm

Examines the impact of social policy on the health status of older immigrant women and the health and social service seeking patterns of older immigrant women.

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Published: 2007
Still doing it: the intimate lives of women over 60  
http://stilldoingit.com/

This book explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sexuality and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. This was also made into a movie.

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Published: 2010
POWER study: older women's health  
http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/the-power-report-volume-2/older-womens-health-report

Reports that women comprise the majority of the older population and have different patterns of illness and health needs than men. Older women tend to have a greater burden of illness including multiple chronic conditions, more functional limitations, and a higher prevalence of disability then older men. It finds that the needs of older adults “disproportionately impacts women” and that there is a mismatch between the way health and supportive care services are organized, and that they are not serving the needs of older women.

The POWER Study is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

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Published: 2011
Menopause in Japan means konenki  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article explores the different experiences and understandings of menopause for women in Japan as compared to women in North America. Acknowledges the power of language in shaping our experiences. 

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Published: 1990