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Fri, 2014-09-12 12:28
The Zonta Club of Victoria 2014 Challenge A Call to Action for the CWHN, 'Hear Ye, Hear Ye!'   The Zonta Club of Victoria invites all Zonta Clubs in Canada to “match or better” our donation of $500 to the Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN). We...
Mon, 2014-07-07 08:22
Next deadline October 20, 2014 The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity will provide mentoring and financial support to Ontario-based organizations interested in addressing the psycho-social factors that...
Thu, 2014-06-19 20:40
Arm disability arising from breast cancer treatment can have devastating impacts on survivors’ lives.  Breast cancer researchers funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research have completed a national study of over 700 breast cancer survivors...
Mon, 2014-06-16 20:16
Before the "pink" season reaches us, it's a good time to prepare, by reading about breast cancer overdiagnosis. In Drug Bust, Alan Cassels, a drug policy researcher, quotes Dr. Peter Gotzsche, a Danish physician and one of the world’s experts on the...
Wed, 2014-05-28 18:21
Plans for a clinic that would offer abortion services on Prince Edward Island have been shut down, according to a story on CBC. Currently, women must leave the province to obtain the procedure. Read Abortion clinic plan shut down mid-process,...
Mon, 2014-05-19 12:29
This new e-book is a compendium of Op-Eds published in the media in 2012-2013 by some of Canada’s leading experts in the field, offering a snapshot of the evidence on the issues of the day. It is the second in a series of ebooks produced by ...
Sat, 2014-05-10 10:05
In a blog post for Women's Review of Books, Ellen Leopold writes about breast cancer memoirs from decades before breast cancer activism by women took hold. "It’s easy to forget that women’s writing about breast cancer is of relatively...
Thu, 2014-05-08 13:54
CWHN's sexual health blogger, Lyba Spring is mentioned in this recent article in the Ottawa Citizen on female genital cosmetic surgery,  Read the article by Sharon Kirkey here: Is it unethical for Canadian doctors to perform female genital...
Tue, 2014-05-06 07:09
A recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun discusses an "unprecedented legal challenge to Canadian public health care that will put the fundamental Canadian principle of care based on need, not ability to pay, on trial." The case is being led by Vancouver...
Thu, 2014-05-01 17:13
Judith Timson writes in the Toronto Star on April 30 about “the growing health issue” of “mani-pedis” - manicures and pedicures - to the workers who provide them. This was the focus of a recent event in Toronto sponsored by The National Network on...
Mon, 2014-04-28 18:33
Imagine that you are a woman with a history of complex trauma, like so many others. You find yourself sobbing and unable to function. You have panic attacks. You are hyper-vigilant and easily startled. You realize that you need help, although until now...
Sun, 2014-04-27 15:16
A physician formerly employed by Merck (the manufacturer of the HPV vaccine Gardasil) was quoted in the April 2014 issue of the French magazine Principes de Santé (Health Principles), with a strong warning against Gardasil. Dr. Bernard Dalbergue ...
Sat, 2014-04-26 11:59
The strongly contested views on "female sexual dysfunction" were fuelled last October when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied Sprout Pharmaceutical’s bid to market flibanserin, a drug aimed at treating low sexual desire in women. Eight...
Sat, 2014-04-19 12:07
What do young women think about drinking? Read about this in our new report on our work on young women and alcohol consumption. Our preliminary findings are based on focus groups with young women (18-24) held in Toronto, Ontario to discuss their...
Thu, 2014-04-17 18:31
CBC reports this week that the Federal ombudsman is investigating an 'outrageous' number of female inmates who have been put on Seroquel, a mood-altering medication, allegedly to 'control behaviour.'  According to the CBC, Seroquel was “for years...
Wed, 2014-04-16 20:12
Whether or not to abolish mammography screening programs in Switzerland was the subject of a recent piece in the New England Journal of Medicine. The commentary discusses the assessment the Swiss Medical Board undertook of mammography last year, in which...
Mon, 2014-04-14 19:47
DAWN-RAFH Canada is working to increase access to justice for women with disabilities and deaf women who are victims of crime. Montreal (April 8, 2014) In recognition of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week April 6-12, the DisAbled Women's Network of...
Sat, 2014-04-12 16:20
The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick has announced that it is closing this summer due to lack of funding. This would mean that women can access abortion only at two hospitals in that province. They are also restricted by a provincial...
Wed, 2014-04-09 22:31
Health Canada’s recent short summary of Diane 35 raises more questions than it answers, according to an article in the Toronto Star. Drug safety researcher Barbara Mintzes called the assessment “highly problematic” and “quite limited” in scope. Diane-35...
Tue, 2014-04-01 18:11
May 9, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.Grand Ballroom, Southway Hotel, Ottawa The Birth Workers Awards embrace all fields, from medical to retail, in which birth and the time that surrounds it, is celebrated with honour. The people and organizations that...