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Sat, 2012-10-13 11:47
This campaign launched in May by the Canadian Association of Midwives is coming to a close Oct 17th 2012. CAM launched Choice. Access. Midwives. to draw attention to the lack of access to midwifery care faced by many women and families in Canada....
Fri, 2012-10-12 13:58
Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - 10:00-12:00am YWCA Elm Centre - Nancy's Auditorium, 87 Elm Street, Toronto. Limited seating Join British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and Ontario Women's Health Network for an introduction to two sex-...
Thu, 2012-10-11 11:37
October 11, 2012 is the world's first International Day of the Girl Child. On this day the International Women’s Health Coalition is standing with the members of the Girls Not Brides global partnership to end early and forced marriage. ...
Thu, 2012-10-11 11:35
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we recall and mourn the loss this year of Rosalie Bertell, GNSH, Ph.D, founder of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health in Toronto who died June 14, 2012 at the age of 83. An internationally...
Thu, 2012-10-11 11:33
The film Pink Ribbons, Inc. looks at the pervasive impact of breast cancer fundraising. Every year, millions of dollars are raised, but where does all the money go, and what is actually achieved? The film offers a completely different take on...
Thu, 2012-10-11 11:28
This factsheet looks at how alcohol affects women’s health, and explains why Canada’s new low-risk drinking guidelines are lower for women. Read Alcohol and women: Supporting health and life. Find out more at Heretohelp.bc.ca.
Thu, 2012-10-11 11:19
How do women experience reproductive health? How is knowledge about health issues transmitted from one generation to the next? This new book, Reproducing women: Family and health work across three generations by Marilyn Porter & Diana L....
Tue, 2012-10-09 13:29
The Guttmacher Institute has just released a new video on abortion worldwide. It focuses on the developing world, where abortion laws are highly restrictive, but may also be relevant to Canada where Motion 312 was recently debated. The video is a...
Tue, 2012-10-09 13:26
The Positive Living Society of BC and other HIV/AIDs organizations are reacting strongly to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling last week on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.  Read the rulings in full here. Read the Positive Living BC’s...
Tue, 2012-10-09 13:24
This new book by Phil Carpenter features the portraits and personal essays of more than 50 women from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador. Each of the women included is a breast cancer survivor who chose to undergo mastectomy. See more about...
Tue, 2012-10-09 13:21
How much progress has there been in the United Nations' Global Stategy for Women’s and Children’s Health? Find out in latest report on this strategy was released this September. It reviews progress on commitments made by some 220 stakeholders...
Thu, 2012-10-04 13:22
The CWHN warmly congratulates Harriet Simand upon receiving the 2011-2012 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to her noteworthy present-day career as a teacher, Harriet also worked as a human rights litigator prior to teaching and...
Thu, 2012-10-04 12:55
From a recent speech by Peter Gøtzsche, researcher and director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, author of “Mammography screening. Truth, lies and controversy” (Radcliffe Publishing, 2012): "Breast cancer screening with mammography has been studied in nine...
Thu, 2012-10-04 12:49
From MedWatch Reports from the US this week, comes this alarming report: "The last four years have seen a 90% increase in the number of serious adverse drug event reports received by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This sustained and...
Tue, 2012-10-02 14:52
For years, communities have pointed to the high number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. The Native Women’s Association of Canada is a lead organizer in Sisters In Spirit Vigils, a national movement that encourages concerned...
Thu, 2012-09-27 09:50
The Source has added a new entry on environmental issues relating to pregnancy. This is another in a series of resources for students and researchers of women's health Read it here. 
Thu, 2012-09-27 09:49
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is nearly 30 years old this year, and Breast Cancer Action in the US has launched an new campaign, "It's an Epidemic, Stupid!"in which they are asking elected officials in the US – after three decades and billions of dollars...
Mon, 2012-09-24 10:20
A new breast cancer study is making waves and may eventually change the way breast cancer is treated. It classifies breast cancers into four distinct types. The study is the first comprehensive genetic analysis of breast cancer. A major result of this...
Mon, 2012-09-24 10:17
The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health (CGSM) has announced their annual 2013 Community Based and Academic Trainee opportunities as well as their two year Post Doctoral Fellowship (2013-15). The CGSM seeks to ameliorate...
Mon, 2012-09-24 10:13
The PhiWomen team, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Sex, Gender and Health Promotion, would like your input their e-survey on a draft framework for effective health promotion for women. They would like to make sure that the key principles...