Author(s): Jennifer Kelly
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. This is an important, uplifting book for both lesbian and heterosexual women as well as health professionals.
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.