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Aspects of women's health from a minority/diversity perspective  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_14_e.html
Discusses the health issues that have a unique impact on the life chances of immigrant, racial minority and refugee women in Canada. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Health information for newcomers  
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomer/fact_health.html
Explains how to get medical services in Canada, how to apply for a provincial health insurance card, which medical services are and are not covered by Medicare, and what to do when visiting or moving to another province. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The childbirth journey: having your baby in Canada
Provides information on pregnancy in Canada for health care providers who accompany immigrant and refugee women on the childbirth journey.
Published: 1997
Women, diversity and access to health care in Atlantic Canada: a preliminary perspective  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39607
Examines the knowledge gap in the Atlantic Region about accessibility of health care for disadvantaged sub-populations in general and women in particular. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The immigrant women's health handbook
Intended to be used as a health information resource, especially for immigrant and refugee women and women of colour. Gives both generalized and specific information about the reproductive system, cancer, annual check-ups, sexuality, healthy relationships, and well-being. Also includes more detailed sections on the various stages of a women’s reproductive life and information about common illnesses and issues in women’s reproductive health. Some of the topics that are addressed are: puberty, the menstrual cycle, pre-menstrual syndrome, pregnancy, menopause, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, osteoporosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control methods.
Published: 2002
Assisting immigrant and refugee women abused by their sponsors: a guide for service providers  
http://www.bcifv.org/pubs/Assisting_Immigrant_Women.pdf
Describes the immigration processes that service providers need to be aware of when working with immigrant or refugee women who are abused by their sponsor. Suggests particular difficulties faceced in accessing personal safety, protection and the consequences of leaving an abusive sponsor. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Immigrant women and domestic violence  
http://www.settlement.org/sys/guides_detail.asp?faq_id=4000620
Presents information about domestic violence and a woman's immigration status. Also deals with some of the concerns that women may have, including possible deportation of herself and her children or her abuser. Includes contact information for organizations in Ontario. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The health needs of Somali women in the lower mainland
Provides health care practitioners with a framework for addressing Somalian women's health needs. Examines childbirth concerns, mental health, birth control and other health issues.
Published: 1997
Experiences of front-line shelter workers in providing services to immigrant women impacted by family violence  
http://atwork.settlement.org/downloads/atwork/Shelter_Workers_Providing_Services_to_Immigrant_Women.pdf
Explores how front-line workers of shelters for abused women and children experience providing support to immigrant women impacted by family violence. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Settlement experiences of Somali refugee women in Toronto  
http://ceris.metropolis.net/virtual%20library/other/israelite2/israelite2.html
Describes a qualitative research project that explores the perspectives of Somali refugee women on their resettlement in Toronto. Focuses primarily on the social and cultural aspects of resettlement. (See Details)
Published: 1999