Aging and gender

Through a healthy lens

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sue Kaiser
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

Looking my age

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English
Translated Title: 
Paraître mon âge
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
To the Point - Guest Column
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2012

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

Ageways 75: focus on older women

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English
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Online
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Issue 75
Publisher: 
HelpAge International
Publication Date: 
July 2010

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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Includes bibliographic references.

Exposure to abuse linked to poorer mental health in older, functionally independent women

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English
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Online
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Medscape
Publication Date: 
2010

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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Poverty and aging

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English
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Online
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Ontario Women's Health Council

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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Integrating poverty and gender into health programmes: a sourcebook for health professionals (module on ageing)

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region
Publication Date: 
2006

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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
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ISBN 9290612339
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66 pages Price: 10.00 US$ Price for developing countries: 7.00 US$
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