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Experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Quebec with the health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/ bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Examines the health experiences of immigrant and refugee women and looks at whether they are receiving adequate and appropriate care from the Canadian health care system.

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Published: 2000
Advancing policy and research responses to immigrant and refugee women's health in Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/resources/im-ref_health/immigration.html

Presents an overview of Canadian research on immigrant and refugee women's health. Suggests next steps to advance a dialogue in policy and research development on immigrant and refugee women's health.

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Published: 2001
Gender based violence bibliography

Provides a web-based bibliography to improve international and local capacity to address GBV among refugee and internally displaced populations.

Immigrant and refugee women  
http://www.criaw-icref.ca/factSheets/quick_e.htm

Examines how Canadian immigration policy can affect women differently. Explores stereotypes often surrounding immigrant and refugee women. Looks at health risks, violence issues, and problems of global trafficking of women. This link takes you to the fact sheet site and you can scroll down and open the text only or use a PDF reader.

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Published: 2003
Immigrant women and substance use: current issues, programs and recommendations  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/whsr-rssf/pdf/WHSR_Chap_7_e.pdf

Examines immigrant, refugee, ethnic and racial minority women's health promotion needs in relation to substance use. Also discusses barriers and issues these women face in accessing substance use health services.

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Published: 1996
The health of immigrants and refugees in Canada  
http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/1494/1683

Examines health status issues, as well as health care delivery policies and procedures, for immigrant and refugees in Canada. Identifies gaps in research.

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Published: 2004
The immigrant women's health handbook
Intended to be used as a health information resource, especially for immigrant and refugee women and women of colour. Gives both generalized and specific information about the reproductive system, cancer, annual check-ups, sexuality, healthy relationships, and well-being. Also includes more detailed sections on the various stages of a women’s reproductive life and information about common illnesses and issues in women’s reproductive health. Some of the topics that are addressed are: puberty, the menstrual cycle, pre-menstrual syndrome, pregnancy, menopause, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, osteoporosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control methods.
Published: 2002
Women and post traumatic stress disorder: moving research to policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ptsdResearchPolicy.pdf
Explores policies that can contribute to alleviating the obstacles immigrant, refugee women and women of colour experience when accessing health services for post-traumatic stress disorder. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Immigrant women and health: OCASI Presentation  
http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=785&catid=151
Presentation discusses health and wellness issues of immigrant and refugee women, including barriers and challenges in accessing healthcare services,and lack of research on immigrant women and healthcare. Also provides a statistical overview. (See Details)
The childbirth journey: having your baby in Canada
Provides information on pregnancy in Canada for health care providers who accompany immigrant and refugee women on the childbirth journey.
Published: 1997