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Network  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39358
Published four times a year in English and French, Network is essential reading for those who want to keep up to date on women's health issues. It contains features, research updates, debates on current controversial issues, news, and interesting new resources. (See Details)
Evidence for caution: Women and statin use  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39417

Discusses a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins and the risks to women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
Sick but not silenced  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article discusses illnesses of the immune system and the prevalence of viral, bacterial and chronic diseases. Criticizes allopathic medicine for over prescribing anti-biotics. Explains Candidiasis as it relates to women's health. 

 

   

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Published: 1989
Network/Le Réseau Winter 1998/1999  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39724
Published: 1999
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
A natural resource  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding. Lists the political, medical and journalistic work necessary to support women and make breastfeeding a viable option. 

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Published: 1990
Network/Le Réseau Winter 2003  
http://www.cwhn.ca/network-reseau/6-1/index.html
Published: 2003
Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39425

Discusses substance use among girls and women in Canada. Looks at what substances Canadian women use, what are the gendered influences on women's substance use, and what are the challenges.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
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
Network/Le Réseau Spring-Fall 2003  
http://www.cwhn.ca/network-reseau/6-23/index.html
Published: 2003