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Reproductive health, gender and human rights: a dialogue  
http://www.path.org/files/RH-GHR-Dialogue.pdf

Provides a collection of articles by public health and human rights experts who examine both the common interests and significant differences that the two perspectives bring to reproductive health issues.

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Published: 2001
Workshop on gender, health and development: facilitator's guide  
www.paho.org/english/HDP/HDW/doc516.pdf

Provides a manudal designed for conducting a workshop on gender, health and development. Incorporates a number of different training methods and approaches. Examines the difference between sex and gender, discusses the gender approach and its particular relevance to the area of health and human development, and presents skills and methodologies to enable participants to ensure that their work in health and human development is grounded in a gender approach.

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Published: 1997
Gender, women, and health in the Americas  
http://www.who.int/bookorders/anglais/detart1.jsp?sesslan=1&codlan=1&codcol=61&codcch=541

Highlights gender inequities in the realm of health, which, in terms of certain aspects of the health situation and the delivery of health services, translate into discrimination against women or place women at a disadvantage. Examines two well-known paradoxes regarding sex differences in the context of health. The first involves the fact that although women can expect to live longer than men, they will also be sick more often during their lifetime. (See Details)

Published: 1993
Gender on the line: technology, restructuring and the reorganization of work in the call centre industry  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662281586/index_e.html

Focuses on the impacts of economic restructuring on the labour market, and particularly the feminization of labour in Canada, with a view to providing input to policy-makers concerned about issues of women and work.

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Published: 2000
Workshop on gender, health and development: facilitator's guide  
http://devserver.paho.org/

Examines and discusses the gender approach in health, and provides skills and methodologies to participants to ensure that their work is grounded in a gender approach.

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Published: 1997
Gender and health: technical paper  
www.popline.org/docs/1538/281235.html

Explores some of the implications of the shift from the "women in development" (WID) to the "gender and development" (GAD) approach for the analysis of health and health care issues in general and for the work of WHO in particular.

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Published: 1998
Toward gender equity in health sector reform policies  
www.cwhn.ca/resources/cihr2000/cihr2000.pdf

Calls attention to certain implications of health sector reform for gender equity in the field of health, with specific regard to: a) the health situation; b) access to, use, and financing of health care; and c) the contribution/benefit ratio for health-related work. Proposes a unified set of strategies to identify problems, provide opportunities, and reduce obstacles to achieving the goals of equity and development through health sector reform.

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Published: 1998
Inaugural International Institute on Gender and HIV/AIDS: strengthening the connection between practice, policy and research  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/IIGHA_2004_final_report.pdf

Reports on the Inaugural International Institute on Gender and HIV/AIDS (IIGHA) held 7-11 June 2004 at the Kopanong Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Afica.

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Published: 2005
The AIDS pandemic and gender: the socio-cultural effects on development with an emphasis on Commonwealth countries: a selected a  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/HIV_gender_annotated_biblio.pdf

Provides an annotated bibliography on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and gender, including cultural contexts, behaviours and beliefs, economic issues, education and health.

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Published: 2002
Health care utilization and gender: a pilot study using the BC linked Health Database  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/health-care-utilization.pdf

Examines whether there are differences between women and men in the utilization of selected services, and determines if any such differences might be explained by differences in sex, family composition and/or socioeconomic status, in relation to gender. Evaluates the feasibility of using the BC Linked Health Database for gender-based analyses. Demonstrates that it is possible to use the databases to construct variables to examine the gender-related impact of selected social determinants such as family composition and socioeconomic status on the use of health services.

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Published: 2001