Ourselves, Growing Older
Women Aging with Knowledge and Power
|"Ourselves, Growing Older is one of the most treasured volumes in my personal library. I’m thrilled to have this updated edition to happily recommend to all women!"
--Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Deception
Following in the ground-breaking tradition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Paula B. Doress-Worters and Diana Laskin Siegal address the needs of the growing number of women over the age of forty. This new and revised edition of the bestselling Ourselves Growing Older includes new chapters on menopause and reform of the medical care system as well as extensive updates on housing issues, HIV/AIDS, cosmetic surgery, and breast cancer.
The New Ourselves, Growing Older takes a positive, empowering approach to the physical and emotional health and social well-being of midlife and older women by providing frank and complete information on personal health.
Emphasizing the positive potential of the second half of life, this book focuses on a vast array of topics, including
Aging and Well-Being
Contraception and Childbearing at Midlife
Sexuality in the Middle and Later Years
Menopause: Experiencing Our Change of Life
Reform of the Medical Care System
Hypertension, Diabetes, Hysterectomy
Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Cancer
Housing Alternatives, Work and Retirement, Money Matters
Drawing on the experiences of scores of women from every walk of life, The New Ourselves, Growing Older not only draws on the work of experts but also listens to the voices of women themselves. The results is a document of unique power—a guide to health and living that is authoritive, reassuring, and sympathetic.
"There is magic in these pages, and it is the magic of power. The power is derived from advocacy –advocacy for oneself and for others. It is what makes this thick volume shine among the self-care books available today."
-- Carolyn Reuben. L.A.Weekly
"Through its sensitive, informed and detailed treatment of the health needs of women over forty and older, the book demystifies aging much as Our Bodies, Ourselves did for reproduction."
-- Marilyn Vowels, The Gray Panther Network
"Packed with the comprehensive health and medical information we’ve learned to expect form the Boston Women's Health Book Collective… The candid personal stories add warmth that makes the book a trusted friend."
-- Ms magazine
"I wish I could put this into the hands every woman growing older. I wish I could persuade younger women to read it too. Come to think of it, men should read it as well. It is an antidote to the myths, the negative stereotypes, the downright ignorance our society harbors about women growing older."
-- Datha Clapper Brack, New Directions for Women
A Touchstone Book. Published by Simon and Schuster. ©1994 by Paula B. Doress-Worters and Diana Laskin Siegal.
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