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Tue, 2013-07-16 20:12
The Woman Abuse Response Program, in collaboration with community and health partners and women with lived experiences of violence, have developed the Making Connections support group model.   The curriculum Making Connections: Supporting...
Thu, 2013-07-11 17:12
CWHN’s Executive Director Anne Rochon Ford is quoted in the Toronto Star, weighing in on whether or not women should make public their stories of abortion. In an increasingly fraught atmosphere, particularly in the United States, where abortion laws...
Wed, 2013-07-10 05:43
A recent editorial in Future Medicine questions the use of statins in women compared with men, considering that women with similar cholesterol levels as men, tend, on average, to develop heart disease much later than men. Read Gender disparity in...
Wed, 2013-07-10 05:41
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network in partnership with Rethink Breast Cancer has produced a new report, Metastatic Breast Cancer in Canada: The lived experience of patients and caregivers. This report highlights the realities and challenges...
Wed, 2013-07-10 05:38
Deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2013 Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection Mothers Under Fire: Mothering in Conflict Areas, Editors: Dr. Tatjana Takseva and Dr. Arlene Sgoutas. With the increase of conflict areas worldwide, this...
Thu, 2013-07-04 19:17
A shocking report in the New York Times states that, in the United States, "More women now die of overdoses from pain pills like OxyContin than from cervical cancer or homicide." Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers among American women...
Wed, 2013-07-03 18:44
DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Network have recently jointly released Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer Screening. This new report reveals important findings on accessibility of health care services for women...
Sun, 2013-06-30 19:56
Le Réseau québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes (RQASF) recently published this brochure, inspired by the research report Pour le dire… Rendre les services sociaux et les services de santé accessibles aux lesbiennes (RQASF, 2003) and the leaflet...
Thu, 2013-06-27 19:34
This month the Japanese government withdrew its recommendation to use human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in girls, citing concerns about adverse effects as a reason. This does not mean that Japan is stopping the HPV vaccination, but their ministry of...
Mon, 2013-06-24 21:37
A new study from McMaster University has found that one in six women who come into fracture clinics have been abused by their partners in the last year, and at least one in 50 are there as a direct result of a domestic violence incident. The study,...
Sun, 2013-06-23 15:21
A Canadian research group  (including obstetricians/gynecologists and medical scientists) is seeking people to respond to their survey examining women’s health, hygiene and vaginal hygiene practices, and women’s natural vaginal microbial ecosystems...
Thu, 2013-06-20 18:47
A new report from The World Health Organization (WHO) details the health effects of widespread violence against women. New: Global and regional estimates of violence against women presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the...
Wed, 2013-06-19 21:42
There has been a good deal of coverage about the CBC's findings from Health Canada files that the oral contraceptive Yaz/Yasmin has been linked to 23 possible deaths.   This interview on CBC BC radio with drug researcher Barbara Mintzes gives, we...
Sun, 2013-06-16 20:59
The Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society has launched a new book called Ending Silence: Child Sexual Abuse in Plain Sight.  With this book they hope to educate society on the prevalence of child sexual abuse as well as to help women who have...
Sat, 2013-06-08 16:14
DCIS is a controversial diagnosis: is it cancer or not? Should it be treated or not? As mammography technology becomes increasingly more sensitive, the number of ‘abnormalities’ detected in the breast also increases; however, not all breast...
Sat, 2013-06-08 16:10
The deadline for applications is June 28th 2013.  The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health offers annual scholarships of $3000 each to both a graduate and undergraduate student who intend to use their studies to further their capacity to...
Wed, 2013-05-29 19:29
Anne Rochon Ford, CWHN’s Executive Director, spoke in May before the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, presenting our views on Bill C-314 (The Breast Density Awareness Act). Read the full text of her presentation here.
Wed, 2013-05-29 18:45
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who worked with women in Canada for the past half century to win and protect our right to have an abortion, has died. He was 90 years old. Read some of the stories and tributes to him here. Farewell to a brave, inspiring fighter:...
Sat, 2013-05-25 09:12
Sexual violence is a lot more than rape. Everything from sexist jokes to stalking, harassment and assault contributes to a culture that condones and supports sexual violence. Sexual violence is present in every city and community and impacts the lives of...
Sat, 2013-05-25 09:10
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Portal (the Portal) increases access to information to support planning, implementing and evaluating public health programs. A key feature of the Portal is the Best Practices section. A...