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Hot Pantz: Do it yourself gynecology herbal remedies

"Patriarchy sucks" opens this 'femzine' that invites women to be aware and in control of their own bodies and provides herbal remedies for conditions from genital warts to hormone imbalance. Focussing on STDs, unwanted pregnancies, and specific gynecological problems, the 'zine is produced by the Blood Sisters and written by an experienced herbal practitioner and an activist. Straightforward and accurate info with an edge. French and English. Cost: $3 (plus $1 postage).

Contact:

Hot Pantz CP 871, Succ. C Montreal    Montreal, QC H2L 4L6   

 

For more info on other Blood Sisters materials, contact:

Blood Sisters Rm 101 - 2130 rue MacKay    Montreal, QC H3G 2J1 E-mail: bloodsisters@cug.concordia.ca

http://alcor.concordia.ca/~qpirg/

 

Blurring the Boundaries: New Trends in Drug Promotion

takes a critical look at the new "partnerships" between the pharmaceutical industry and health and social services. It examines new trends in the way medicines are marketed and points out the imbalance between the amount of money shovelled into pharmaceutical advertising and the amount put into independent research on the drugs advertised. Just in time for our own Health Protection Branch's "transition", Barbara Mintzes' study for Health Action International gives several recommendations on regulating and monitoring drug promotion. "At stake here," says Mintzes, "is whether consumer health or commercial interests are to be given priority."

English only. Cost: $12 (US). Contact:

Health Action International Jacob van Lennepkade    334 T 1053 NJ Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0) 20 683 36 84 Fax: +31 (0) 20 685 50 02

E-mail: hai@hai.antenna.nl

Prévenir la violence dans les relations amoureuses des jeunes: Répertoire pratique

A handy guide to materials, programs, and organizations that aim to prevent dating violence amongst young people. Each entry includes the address of the promoter and distributor, the cost and target audience, as well as feedback on the quality of the material. Along with books, videos, workshops, and teachers' guides, several theatre performances are listed. French only. Cost: $12 Contact:

Direction de la sant, publique Régie régionale de la sant, et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre 3725, rue St-Denis    Montreal, QC H2X 3L9

 

 

The Politics of Women's Health: Exploring Agency and Autonomy

explores the real world of women's health status and health care delivery in different countries. The collaborative book of essays, which came out of four years of work by the Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network, starts from women's experiences and concerns to ask what feminist health care ethics would look like. English only. Cost: $29.95

Published by Temple University Press (USA) 1998

Toll Free: 1-800-447-1656 Fax: (215) 204-4719

E-mail: tempress@astro.ocis.temple.edu

www.temple.edu/tempress

 

One-Eyed Science: Occupational Health and Women Workers

looks at women's workplace tasks and stresses from lifting boxes to juggling mental tasks under pressure to the emotional labour of caring for upset or abusive people. Karen Messing, known for her work in occupational health and safety in Montreal, puts together her decades of research into what women do in positions such as bank teller, secretary, waitress, nurse, factory worker, and poultry processor. She combines her on-site observations with workers' own descriptions of their work lives, while looking at long-standing difficulties in gaining attention for the occupational health of women.

With foreword by Jeanne Mager Stellman. English only. Cost: $34.50

Published by Temple University Press (USA) 1998

Toll Free: 1-800-447-1656 Fax: (215) 204-4719

E-mail: tempress@astro.ocis.temple.edu

www.temple.edu/tempress

Ensuring Privacy and Confidentiality on Canada's Health Iway

deals with issues of access, ownership, and control of health information in the face of new powerful information systems. The document, produced from a workshop held in Newfoundland last year, explores how the linking of these new information systems through advanced networks adds a new layer of complexity to the issues of privacy, confidentiality and security. It gives useful protocols and guidelines, moving forward the discussion on the health information super-highway. Also available on CANARIE's web site. French and English. Cost: Free.

Contact:

Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE) Suite 470, 410 Laurier Ave.    West Ottawa, ON Canada K1P    www.canarie.ca

Entre Nosotras, Nuestra Salud: Compartiendo informaci¢n acerca del sistema de salud en British Columbia [Between Us, Our Health: Sharing information on British Columbia's health care system]

is a very practical guide for Spanish speaking women. The booklet covers cultural differences, including adapting to a new culture, health care rights, and answers questions like, "When is the right time to go to a doctor?" and also touches on community-based care and alternative medicine. It's specific to British Columbia, but can be useful to women in other provinces. Spanish only. Cost: Free.

Contact:

Children's and Women's Health Centre of BC 4500 Oak Street    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Tel: (604) 875-2268

E-mail: rbarnett@w.womenhosp.bc.ca

 

World of networks: Publications from Other Women's Health Networks around the World

Women's Health Journal:

The Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network [Red de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe] put out a lovely Spring issue with an entire section devoted to traditional medicine. Entitled "Restoring the Balance", the articles focus on indigenous people in Latin America and the Caribbean who use traditional medicine such as Midwives and Spiritual Healers while exploring the effects of "modern medicine" on their practices. The section includes a variety of resources. Spanish and English. Cost: $40 (US) per year. Contact:

Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network Casilla 50610, Santiago 1    Santiago, Chile Tel: (562) 634-9827 Fax: (562) 634-7101

E-mail: rsmlac@mail.bellsouth.cl

www.infoera.cl/red_de_salud

Networknews:

A Newsletter from the Australian Women's Health Network. Imagine our surprise when we opened the pages of this newsletter sent all the way from Australia and saw our own web site featured in its site review section. Thanks women! The Networknews is full of interesting news, reviews, and ideas from the land Down Under. English only. Membership Cost (includes subscription): AUS$20 (waged), AUS$10 (unwaged), AUS$100 (organizations).

Contact:

Australian Women's Health Network PO Box 400    Dickson ACT 2602 Tel: (02) 6249 3584   Fax: (02) 6249 5054

E-mail: spotdog@ozemail.com.au

www.ozemail.com.au/~spotdog

 

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