Zest for Life

Zest for Life : Lesbians' Experiences of Menopause

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'Zest for Life' is how lesbians describe their experience of menopause. This book suggests that the experience of menopause can be significantly altered through shifting perceptions about body image. Based on a survey of over one hundred women, Kelly's research shatters the myths promoted by the pharmaceutical companies and the medical industry. Instead of the false eternal youth presented to women, this book shows that many other factors are involved in how we experience our bodies.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 16mm | 222.26g
  • Spinifex Press
  • North Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 1876756462
  • 9781876756468

About Jennifer Kelly

Jennifer Kelly is a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma of Education (Adult), Master of Arts (Women's Studies) and a Ph.D. Her doctoral thesis examined lesbians' experiences of menopause and was the first Australian study on this topic. She has worked for many years in women's health.

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Table of contents

Introduction; Lesbians, Body Image and Menopause; Sex and Sexuality at Menopause; Hormone Replacement Therapy; Health Services and Homophobia; 'There Are Always Different Issues': Lesbians' Unique Experiences of Menopause; Dual Vision: A Vision for Short-Term and Long-Term Change.

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