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Improving access to emergency contraception: must be affordable and easily available to all women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39487
Argues for access to emergency contraception without pharmacist intervention. (See Details)
Published: 2005
How to survive our patchwork health care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/navigating.html
Book review of Michael Decter and Francesca Grosso's "Navigating Canada's Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Health Care you need," discussing the regionalization of health care and how your health needs may not determine your access to care but rather your location. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Finding out about birthing options in rural Canada is harder than you might think  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39553
Presents the finding of a pilot study comparing women's experiences of rural maternity care in Ontario and Alberta. Details that women living in rural areas often experience difficulties accessing both health information and services. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Canada's health system failing women in rural and remote regions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39507
Details rural women's health issues and priorities, including access to health care, social and economic determinants, and health policies. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Improving access to emergency contraception  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/ECbackgrounderEN.pdf
Examines how a lack of awareness about emergency contraception, the costs of obtaining it, and existing regulations unnecessarily restrict this access. (See Details)
Published: 2005
No new law!  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article outlines the spectrum of reactions to the supreme court decision on abortion. The author indicates abortion as a catalyst for raising other women's health issues. 

 


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Published: 1988
We are family  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

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Published: 1989
Labels, laws and access to health care: how history continues to affect health-care access for First Nations and Métis women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39420

Describes the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence report, Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Discusses how access to health services differs among Aboriginal people and how understanding the history behind these differences and what they mean for women is critical to improving health services used by Aboriginal women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
Legal assault: a feminist analysis of the law reform commission's report on abortion legislation  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the devastating consequences of the Law Reform Commission's proposal on abortion. Suggests a feminist approach to women's health. 

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Published: 1989
Status positive: Supporting women immigrants and refugees with HIV/AIDS  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39423

Discusses The Government of Canada's Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS, and the lack of women's involvement in HIV/AIDS research and decision making , a significant problem that results in limited access to treatment and supports specifically for women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008