Best of CWHN

Best of CWHN

Wed, 2014-01-22 13:50
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 14:13
“I have Fibromyalgia Syndrome and was diagnosed when I was 22, over 12 years ago, but few people would know that because it is an invisible disability … I rarely mention it because there is a certain bias associated with chronic pain conditions...
Mon, 2013-10-07 10:14
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 17:59
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 09:31
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 23:44
By Holly Grigg-Spall A young woman admires her flawless skin in her bathroom mirror; smiling to herself she is pleased with what she sees in the reflection. Then, she climbs through the mirror and into a better life, one filled with friends, dancing,...
Wed, 2013-07-31 20:06
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 12:29
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 17:45
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...
Mon, 2013-03-25 13:15
By Abby Lippman Jane Brody wrote recently in her New York Times blog about "staying independent in old age," but she didn't address this issue sufficiently—and certainly she ignored issues of social justice that play a large role. Let me try to widen the...
Fri, 2013-03-22 16:52
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...
Wed, 2013-03-06 14:59
By Lyba Spring I don’t think I was more than six years old in the 1950s when, with my parents’ blessing, I entertained  Muskoka Lodge vacationers with my imitation of Marilyn Monroe, a bra stuffed with toilet paper, singing, “’s Wonderful” from my...
Tue, 2013-01-15 13:48
A look at the aging population of women who provide Canada’s long term residential care When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT Where: online Presented by Prof. Pat Armstrong, York University Moderated by Anne Rochon Ford, CWHN Executive...
Tue, 2012-11-27 16:57
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 16:29
... 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,...
Thu, 2012-06-21 23:17
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 15:41
“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 17:50
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, 2012-05-06 17:39
The Canadian Women’s Health Network welcomes drug assessment specialist Dr. Barbara Mintzes to discuss the medicalization of women’s sexuality by pharmaceutical  companies. Mintzes will look at the ways women’s...
Sun, 2012-04-15 17:38
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....