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Pregnant addicted women in Manitoba

Examines current services and programs for pregnant women who seek, participate with and complete addictions treatment in Manitoba.

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Published: 2002
Taking our message to the Supreme Court of Canada
Discusses the organization of the Women's Health Rights Coalition in response to the issues involved in the "G" case. Speaks of the reasons behind the coalition's formation. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Why the Supreme Court should rule against mandatory treatment: five good reasons
Argues against mandatory treatment of pregnant women using substances with 5 main arguments that refuse to identify the pregnant woman as the cause of the problem at hand. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Making it mandatory: should HIV tests be required for pregnant women?
Introduces the debate surrounding manadatory HIV testing for pregnant women. Discusses the development of antiviral therapies and their effect reducing the number of mother-to-child transmissions of HIV. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy: the facts
Discusses how pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs risk giving birth to children affected by fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and other alcohol and drug-related developmental disabilities (ADRDD). (See Details)
Published: 1997

This article showcases a sample of the artwork featured in a Toronto exhibit entitled "BirthTales." Explores a new way of exposing medical students to information on the emotional effects of giving birth, as well as provide the public with a place to celebrate, marvel, or seek comfort in the wonder of birthing. 


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Published: 1992
Prenatal (chemical) check-up: Study examines environmental chemicals in pregnant women, fetuses and infants in Canada

Discusses Canada's largest study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women, fetuses and infants.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Mothers: the first environment

This article discusses the reproductive health effects of industry resulting in toxic contaminants in the air, water, soil and food chain. Shows how communities can respond with the example of the resistance of Mowhawk women and The Akwesasne Mother's Milk Project.



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Published: 1993
Do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?

This article investigates whether or not there is evidence that antidepressant prescription drugs benefit pregnant women and if that benefit outweighs the potential risks.  Author Jane Shulman refers to Dr. Barbara Mintzes' expertise on the growing trend for doctors to encourage women to continue taking anti-depressants when they get pregnant.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2009/2010
The right to grieve: two women talk about their abortions

This article includes a conversation between two women about their abortion experiences. Addresses depression and grief. 

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Published: 1983