Search Resources (English): Immigrant women, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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I landed running  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39603
Discusses refugee life in Canada, particularly as a cultural determinant of health, and health services for diverse populations. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Mothering at the margins: an African-Canadian immigrant woman's experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39604
Discusses the complex ways in which institutionalized systems of oppression such as racism, sexism and classism interact to create different mothering experiences for women from marginalized groups. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women, diversity and access to health care in Atlantic Canada: a preliminary perspective  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39607
Examines the knowledge gap in the Atlantic Region about accessibility of health care for disadvantaged sub-populations in general and women in particular. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The colours of menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article addresses the difference in the needs and expectations of non white women going through menopause. Shares stories of women from different cultures about menopause. 

 


 

 

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Published: 1990
A season for sex  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article is in celebration of women's sexuality in midlife. Discusses the physiological, psychological and cultural factors that shape menopausal women's experience of sexuality.  

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Published: 1990
Where does the torturer live?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article discusses domestic violence and the linguistic and cultural barriers barriers for immigrant women that make it difficult to access resources and support. Shares stories and resources. 


 

 

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Published: 1991
A population at risk  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

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Published: 1991
Immigrant women and psychiatrists  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article shares experiences of immigrant women undergoing therapy. Identifies some immigrant women's expectations, treatments and disillusions with therapy. 

 


 


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Published: 1991
Healthshock  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

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Published: 1991
Women in health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article profiles four women's health organizations working with immigrant women. Identifying needs and what constitutes culturally appropriate care. 

 


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Published: 1991