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Finding out about birthing options in rural Canada is harder than you might think
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
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
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
Improving access to emergency contraception: must be affordable and easily available to all women
Argues for access to emergency contraception without pharmacist intervention. (See Details)
Published: 2005
How to survive our patchwork health care
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
Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia

This article highlights initiatives by the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia to legalize Midwifery. Discusses a proposed pilot project to compare the success rate and cost of hospital based midwife supervised births to medically controlled deliveries. 


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Published: 1992
Health care choices: making yours

This article asks readers to take responsibility to determine what our needs are and who might best help you us meet our needs; lists a range of services and practitioners; Tips on how to access alternative resources, what to look for when choosing a practitioner, gives examples of how to break down your health concern to access a combination of services to address all aspects of your health.



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Published: 1980
Profiles: access to abortion in Alantic Canada

This article highlights the struggle to access abortion in atlantic Canada. Discusses issues of access and misinformation. 

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Published: 1992
In great demand : the revival of the cervical cap

This article explains the cervical cap, its benefits and challenges and explores why it is regaining popularity. 

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Published: 1982
Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women

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