Best of CWHN

Best of CWHN

Wed, 2014-01-22 14:50
By Kelly Holloway Emily Yoffe’s article “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk” published in Slate is yet another example in a long line of highly problematic advice to women to stop dressing, talking, walking or acting in a way that makes them victims of...
Mon, 2013-10-07 11:14
A story of DIY recovery from psychiatric drugs and misdiagnosis By Kate Malachite I am writing this piece because I have had terrible experiences with psychiatric drugs, and I hope that some of what I learned while withdrawing from these drugs may help...
Mon, 2013-09-23 18:59
CWHN has been working closely with Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol", on the new website National Roundtable on Girls, Women and Alcohol. In particular (at the YouTube icon at the bottom of the...
Sun, 2013-09-08 10:31
What is ECP? Unlike other birth control methods, ECP is medication you can take to prevent pregnancy after you have had unprotected intercourse for whatever reason, including sexual assault. ECP is also known as the “morning-after pill” even though you...
Wed, 2013-07-31 21:06
By Anne Rochon Ford The Healthsharing Collective and Healthsharing magazine form a critical chapter, not just in the history of the CWHN, but also in the women’s health movement in Canada. Rewind to 1979. A small group of women, all actively committed...
Wed, 2013-06-05 13:29
By Anne Rochon Ford Why celebrate anniversaries anyway? Well, because it gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the huge history of work, by many, that leads to what an organization has become. The past is particularly relevant in these hard...
Fri, 2013-05-31 18:45
By Lyba Spring In March 2007, the Government of Canada allocated $300 million over three years to carry out a provincially-run school-based program across the country to vaccinate girls against four strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). It is now long...
Fri, 2013-03-22 17:52
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), sometimes called Polycystic Ovarian Disease, is a hormonal disorder that affects between 6 to 10% of women. Symptoms often start once the menstrual cycle begins but may not...
Tue, 2012-11-27 17:57
Congratulations Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith James T. Brophy and Margaret M. Keith Brophy and Keith are lead authors of Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: a Canadian case...
Tue, 2012-07-17 17:29
... in the automotive plastic parts industry in Ontario By Mary-Louise Leidl “Well I know firsthand when you go and you’re first diagnosed with cancer, they never asked where you worked. They want to know if you smoked, if you had stress in your life,...
Fri, 2012-06-22 00:17
CWHN has been working closely with Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol", on the new website National Roundtable on Girls, Women and Alcohol. In particular (at the YouTube icon at the bottom of...
Mon, 2012-05-14 16:41
“Best Online Story” - 2012 Media Awards sponsored by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO). Read more. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care released its guideline on screening for breast cancer for average-risk women (aged...
Sun, 2012-05-06 18:50
Recording now available - click here to view While there has been ongoing research on the effects of residential schools on survivors, there have been few studies looking at how the schools have affected the children of residential school survivors....
Sun, 2012-04-15 18:38
Should you take that medical test that your doctor — or that ad — is telling you to take? Medical screening tests are increasingly promoted as something that will save or add years to our lives, or at least tell us that we are sick and need treatment....
Sun, 2012-04-08 00:00
Podcast on Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery Listen to the podcast - mp3 format - 26.6MB Recorded April 8, 2012 Nip and tuck surgeries have become commonplace, but what about cosmetic genital surgeries?  A quick search reveals six clinics in Toronto...