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Mon, 2013-04-15 17:47
A federal judge in the U.S. has ordered that Plan B, the most common morning-after pill, be made available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. Read the story (New York Times). Read Our Bodies, Our...
Thu, 2013-04-11 11:38
There are only 4 weeks left to register for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre's fourth bi-annual Body-Image and Self-Esteem Conference on May 9th & 10th, 2013.   This conference is a unique opportunity in Canada to learn more...
Mon, 2013-04-08 12:20
If you are taking the birth control pill Alysena 28 day, be sure to check the lot number on your package as soon as possible.  Apotex, the pill’s manufacturer is urgently recalling packages with the Lot number LF 01899A. One package of this lot in...
Thu, 2013-04-04 21:22
Autism Awareness Day was this week, raising awareness of how widespread autism has become. A story on the RxISK website raises the question of whether SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants could be linked to the rise in...
Wed, 2013-04-03 23:47
The Canadian Instititutes of Health Research (CIHR) have awarded nine new research chairs in Gender, Work and Health. The Gender, Work and Health Chair opportunity was launched by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health in partnership with the CIHR...
Tue, 2013-03-26 12:09
and why Canada should be a leader. Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR, have co-authored a commentary entitled ‘Sex and Gender Reporting in Health Research: Why...
Tue, 2013-03-26 12:02
Deadline for applications: March 28, 2013 for workshop Opportunities with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) Ontario communities are becoming increasingly diverse, creating new challenges...
Thu, 2013-03-21 11:00
The Women's Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) Film Series will feature the following documentary showings: Thursday March 21, Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer Friday April 12, Pink Ribbons Inc. Saturday May 11, Living Downstream Friday...
Thu, 2013-03-14 10:25
Ann Silversides has won an award for her excellent article on the pros and cons of mammography that she wrote CWHN’s Network in 2012. Mammography screening: Weighing the pros and cons for women’s health has been awarded “Best Online Story” in 2012...
Thu, 2013-03-14 10:23
A recent study has found that there are widespread problems in how ovarian cancer is treated in the U.S. The U.S. based study found that most women with ovarian cancer there receive inadequate care. Read the story in the New York Times, Widespread Flaws...
Mon, 2013-03-11 15:12
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 7 pm to 8 pm Living Arts Centre in the LIVE Restaurant. Mississauga ON The Peel Committee on Sexual Assault (PCSA), through the funding of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, is hosting a café style dialogue to...
Mon, 2013-03-11 15:08
This newsletter introduces readers to the important work and unique issues facing women and their families in Northern communities, from the Canadian Research Institute for the the Advacnement of Women (CRIAW).   To access the newsletter please...
Mon, 2013-03-11 15:07
The RHO Conference "Creating Change Together" to be held in Toronto February 5th to 7th, 2014 invites proposals which present new information or insight into LGBT health and wellness issues. The deadline for proposals is May 31st, 2013. For the full Call...
Thu, 2013-03-07 16:49
A new report by the Girls Action Foundation, Beyond Appearances: Brief on the Main Issues Facing Girls in Canada, uncovers the real story of girls’ lives in Canada. The never before compiled information reveals that girls still face many hurdles despite...
Wed, 2013-03-06 16:51
Our upcoming Invitational Roundtable on Women and Alcohol was promoted today in the Toronto Star. Alcohol one of Canada’s top health threats: Study discusses a new report by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health that identifies alcohol as...
Tue, 2013-03-05 17:52
Ann Pederson, Margaret Haworth-Brockman, Barbara Clow, Harpa Isfeld, Anna Liwander (editors) The BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence have...
Sun, 2013-03-03 23:21
In celebration of International Women's Day, the National Film Board (NFB) is offering free screenings of Karen Cho's award-winning NFB feature documentary "STATUS QUO? The unfinished business of feminism in Canada" across Canada, all this week....
Fri, 2013-03-01 08:49
The Canadian Medical Association Journal recently quoted CWHN's Executive Director Anne Rochon Ford in an article discussing the dangers of Diane-35. This prescription drug, manufactured by Bayer, is a hormonal treatment prescribed to treat acne and is...
Thu, 2013-02-28 11:34
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, and the Ontario Women's Health Network have produced a video highlighting the voices of women who participated in their Women's Health Leadership Program over the past two years.  From 2010 to 2012, the...
Thu, 2013-02-28 11:24
Your Story Matters! CANCER'S MARGINS is Arts- and Community-based research that explores sexual and gender diversity, experiences of breast and gynecologic cancer health, support/care, and the ways we locate and share knowledge. CONTACT them: In British...