Women's health in Quebec

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Hélène Cornellier
Lise Lamontagne
Chantal Lapointe
Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes
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Québec, QC

Presents a framework that conveys women's needs and contributes to improving their health. The report begins with a brief history of the women's health movement and the concerns that spurred it on. Then, a definition of health follows, highlighting aspects specific to women, including traditional roles and barriers, and describing the feminist approach to health. Finally, it analyses the demands and future perspectives that emerged from the consultation process undertaken by the Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes. The tables in the Appendix summarize the work stemming from the consultations and the Quebec Forum. It is a strategy to facilitate concerted action, and a way to speak out and challenge decision makers.

ISBN 2980643319
WOMH.C67 1999