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Journal of Women & Aging
J Women Aging

ISSN (printed): 0895-2841. ISSN (electronic): 1540-7322.

In the past 20 years, the number of women over 65 in the United States has grown at a rate double that of the rest of the population. A woman alive at the end of the 20th century can expect to live 27 years longer than her 19th century ancestor. And among the "oldest old"--those aged 85 and over-women outnumber men 2-to-1. This dramatic decrease in mortality rates and increase in life expectancy has created a need for quality care and services for older women. The Journal of Women & Aging presents the most current and complete information available on the social, psychological, and health care needs of women as they age. As women live longer, they become significant consumers of health care and human services as they face chronic health problems, losses encountered in later years, and impoverishment. The Journal of Women & Aging is essential for professionals concerned with the health and welfare needs of older women. Vital research and practice-based articles from the leading authorities in gerontology, nursing, medicine, mental health, sociology, and social work put the specialized information you need at your fingertips. Topics addressed in recent editions of the Journal of Women & Aging have included: osteoporosis; domestic violence; myocardial infarction; hysterectomy and menopause; breast cancer; terminal illness; and much more! Through a variety of disciplines and a blend of scholarly and clinical articles, the Journal of Women & Aging provides practitioners, educators, researchers, and administrators with a comprehensive guide to the unique challenges facing women in their later years.

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