Search Resources (English): Older women's health

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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
Older women and sexuality ... are we still just talking lube?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/networkmagazine/olderwomenandsexuality

Discusses an array of sexual health issues facing older women and looks at the false assumptions society makes about older women’s sexual lives.

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Published: Summer 2012
Calcium for long life  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article presents how lifelong calcium can be a strong prescription for well-being. Discusses causes of calcium deficiency, role of estrogen in bone calcium levels. Lists various sources of calcium. 


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Published: 1986
The wisdom of menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article explores the myths, misconceptions and current research about menopause. Presents an overview of current research on some of the most frequently discussed and important questions women ask about menopause. 


 


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Published: 1990