Older women's health

The wisdom of menopause

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Janine O’Leary Cobb
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 


 


Calcium for long life

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Phyllis Jensen
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 


Older women and sexuality ... are we still just talking lube?

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English
Translated Title: 
Les femmes plus âgées et la sexualité ... parle-t-on encore seulement de lubrification?
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Lyba Spring
Publisher: 
CWHN Network
Publication Date: 
Summer 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Available online.

POWER study: older women's health

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English
Translated Title: 
Étude POWER: la santé des femmes âgées
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Online
Author: 
Paula A. Rochon
Susan E. Bronskill
Andrea Gruneir
Barbara Liu
Ashley Johns
Amanda T. Lo
Arlene S. Bierman
Publisher: 
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Visit their website to read online and to download.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Still doing it: the intimate lives of women over 60

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dierdre Fischel
Diana Holtzberg
Publisher: 
Penguin
Publication Date: 
2010

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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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN-10: 1583333207
ISBN-13: 978-1583333204
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Contains bibliographical references and index. 208 pages
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