Volume 2, Number 4: Winter Solstice, 2000

Young Women and Osteoporosis - BC Endocrine Research Foundation

Research Volunteers

If you are:

  • a women under 50 years old
  • have not yet reached menopause and
  • recently learned that your bone density is low

We would like to hear your story. We are looking for women to be confidentially interviewed about their experiences of having low bone density.

Young Osteoporosis Women (Y.O.W.)

Y.O.W. is a group of younger women throughout B.C. who have low bone density, osteoporosis or osteopenia. Since osteoporosis is viewed by the general public and the medical professions as a largely “old women’s disease”, Y.O.W. has started a project to research our situation and begin changing this perception. By bringing younger women together to collectively analyze their stories and circumstances, the project aims to fill critical gaps in information and create educational materials for both the general public and for health care providers. As importantly, connecting with women in similar circumstances is one way that young women with low bone density can find the support that is needed for healing.

The Research Project is co-directed by Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior and Francis Kirson. You are invited to call us and tell us your story. If you wish more information or simply want to connect with other women in your situation please call Francis Kirson, at (604) 833-8856, or email: fkirson@telus.net.

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B.C. Endocrine Research Foundation

#4116 - 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V5Z 1M9

Email: aleta.allen@vch.ca
Tel: (604) 875-5929

Board of Directors

President: Dr. Marshall Dahl
Vice-President: Dr. David M. Thompson

Board Members: Dr. Keith Dawson, Dr. Jason Kong, Dr. Ehud Ur, Dr. Jerilynn Prior, Dr. Tom Elliott, Dr. Breay Paty, Dr. Sandra Sirrs

Bookkeeper: Nancy Walker

Administrator: Aleta Allen