Search Resources (English): English, Impact on women, Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)

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If women mattered: a critical view of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and alternative visions for community action

Encourages critical questioning and debate. Briefly examines some aspects of the Canadian government's policy on biotechnology - the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy (CBS) - and its implications for women and women's health. Explores some alternative principles and approaches to promote health protection and public good.

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Published: 2001
Biotechnology, women and health
Takes a closer look at the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, and it's possible impacts and effects on women's health. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Geneticization and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy: the marketing of women's health
Examines the consequences of applying the qualifier "genetic" to health and to health care. Raises similar questions about the effects of identifying certain health matters as being about gender, as distinct from sex, pointing out how the increasing marketing of, and markets for, genetics and women's health, constantly twist the meaning of these words as well as co-opt the concept of "choice." (See Details)
Published: 2000
The hazards of human developmental gene modification
Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health
Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Nurturing cycles
Looks at the inconsistencies between the promises made in the name of biotechnology and the lived experience of most of the world's women. (See Details)
Published: 2000