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Sat, 2014-04-19 13:07
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 19:31
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 21:12
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 20:47
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 17:20
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 23:31
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 19:11
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...
Wed, 2014-03-26 07:48
Researchers at the University of Ottawa are conducting an online survey with recent immigrants in Ottawa. The purpose of the study is to understand better women’s knowledge of contraception and experiences with contraceptive services in Canada. You are...
Tue, 2014-03-18 20:02
Video from TEDWomen 2013: Every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level. Yet too often, research and medicine ignore this insight — and the often startlingly different ways in which...
Thu, 2014-03-06 19:57
This article was recently featured on the Mad in America website. Investigative journalist Rob Wipond tells the riveting story of Cindi Fisher, a mother whose enduring love for her involuntarily committed son gradually changed her from compliant mom to...
Thu, 2014-03-06 18:03
This study will explore various challenges faced by women aging with HIV. Who is doing the study? Fife House in collaboration with Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, LOFT Community Services, Two-Spirited People of the First Nations and Wilfrid Laurier...
Tue, 2014-02-25 17:04
Thursday, February 27 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Open to the public.  Space is limited, so please RSVP by clicking here.  If you cannot attend in person, register to watch live via GoToWebinar. Do contrasting social expectations...
Wed, 2014-02-19 21:48
The American College of Rheumatology modified their criteria in 2011 for diagnosing fibromyalgia. According to a new study published February 4 in Arthritis Care & Research, the new criteria reliably diagnoses fibromyalgia in a large, diverse...
Wed, 2014-02-12 22:36
The debate over mammography has just heated up considerably, with the publication this week of the results of a large-scale Canadian study. The study, conducted on 90,000 Canadian women, has cast strong doubts on the value of mammography to prevent...
Mon, 2014-02-10 20:12
Peri and postmenopausal women 45+ are invited to participate in an online survey on menopausal symptom management, access to and satisfaction with resources/information, sexuality, and motivational styles. The survey is being conducted by Heather...
Sat, 2014-02-08 11:44
Interesting comments about female sexual cosmetic surgery, quoting doctors who do this surgery, appeared recently in the National Post article, Wave of popularity for cosmetic surgery on female genitalia worries some critics. The article discusses...
Wed, 2014-01-29 18:26
This CBC story looks at a new study on how the lack of abortion services is affecting women in PEI: "A lack of local abortion access is detrimental to women's health, says a University of Prince Edward Island researcher.    "This after...
Thu, 2014-01-23 21:49
An important plastics and breast cancer study that CWHN has been promoting is featured on Global TV this week.  For more on the Global story, see the trailer. For more information on this study and many related resources please see, on our website,...
Thu, 2014-01-23 21:39
Are you a woman from a faith/spiritual community who is passionate about active living? Note: Women who are not part of a faith/spiritual community can also apply Can you deliver 2 workshops about physical activity in your community before March 17th,...
Wed, 2014-01-22 00:16
Wednesday, January 22nd 1PM-8PM Thursday, January 23rd 9AM-4PM All welcome~Clients, hospital staff, neighbours, stakeholders, midwives, colleagues, friends Guided tours of the new clinic and birthing facility space will be heldevery hour~Starts in the...