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Will You… When I’m Sixty Four?

  • Inez de Beaufort
Chapter
Part of the Ethics and Health Policy book series (EHP, volume 1)

Abstract

What does aging have in store for our appearance ? Baldness, wrinkles, blubbery arms, potbellies, drooping eyelids, facial hair (for women, and it is worse if you are not used to it), grey hair, varicose veins, breasts (for men, and it is worse if you are not used to it), sagging breasts (women), erection problems and the female equivalent, bottoms that have lost much of their past allure, dentures…. some of these will inevitably hit us all, if we age.

Keywords

Varicose Vein Identity Identity Assisted Suicide Facial Hair Grey Hair 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Ethics and Philosophy of MedicineErasmus MC/University Medical Center RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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