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How to evaluate media reports about research  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39728
Highlights several major points, including how to read between the lines, how to determine if the research is the result of numerous studies, and how to determine the population under study. (See Details)
Published: 1998
ICPD +5: should Canadian women be concerned?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39704
Examines the progress of different governments in relation to how they have done putting the Cairo Programme of Action, recognized after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). (See Details)
Published: 1998
Can she read it : readability and literacy in health education  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses how to make health information readable. Lists easy-to-read resources. Offers information on how to write for people with low literacy skills. 

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Published: 1987
Through the medical maze  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article is a guide on how to critically read medical literature. List of glossary terms included. 

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Published: 1987
Don't ask your gynecologist if you need a hysterectomy...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article explores the history of gynecology and how the hysterectomy came to be the most common surgery performed on women in Canada today. Identifies why this approach is problematic for women's health. 

 


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Published: 1990
The politics of breast cancer  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article offers an in-depth look at breast cancer statistics and an analysis of the current struggle against it. Shares information about breast cancer research, available resources, fighting misconceptions and ongoing activism.  

 


 


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Published: 1992
Undoing medical conditioning   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article is an exploration of medical conditioning; Questions how it happens; How this conditioning shapes our views on health, disease, and the kinds of medical treatment we receive; Highlights Vancouver Women’s Health Collective and their efforts to interrupt their medical conditioning in their work.

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Published: 1980
Thoughts on sex without science  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

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Published: 1980
The power of science and medicine  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article is the beginning of a four part series on alternatives to allopathy; describes the importance of allopathic medicine’s tie to science and how it affects our thinking about alternatives.


 

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Published: 1981
Everybody knows someone who...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article explains what dysmenorrhea is. Discusses spectrum of causes. Outlines alternative treatments as well as allopathic treatments.


 

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Published: 1981