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Reaching out : women working with immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


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Published: 1992
Portraits of women in health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article demonstrates in portraits how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women are working to eradicate the bias they face while accessing the health care system.  Examines how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women enrich the existing system by incorporating the wisdom of other cultures. 

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Published: 1986
Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


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Published: 1993
We are not immune: women and aids  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article explains AIDS, testing, transmission and treatment. Lists information on safer sex, safer drug use and how to develop consent practices.

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Published: 1988
In our own words  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_1_Spring_Summer.pdf

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


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Published: 1993
The colours of menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article addresses the difference in the needs and expectations of non white women going through menopause. Shares stories of women from different cultures about menopause. 

 


 

 

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Published: 1990
Midwifery in transition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


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Published: 1993
A season for sex  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article is in celebration of women's sexuality in midlife. Discusses the physiological, psychological and cultural factors that shape menopausal women's experience of sexuality.  

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Published: 1990
Where does the torturer live?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article discusses domestic violence and the linguistic and cultural barriers barriers for immigrant women that make it difficult to access resources and support. Shares stories and resources. 


 

 

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Published: 1991
A population at risk  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

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Published: 1991