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Sharing the menopause experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article explains how menopause workshops encourage sharing and demedicalize menopausal transitions.  

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Published: 1986
An uncertain well-being: weight control and self control  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article discusses weight preoccupation as a women's health issue and as a feminist issue. Illustrates how women can work together to create change in their lives. Examples given of programs that focus on empowerment to increase self esteem and sense of self direction. 

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Published: 1987
Gatekeepers: a challenge to health promotion  
This article speaks to the Gatekeepers Health Project in Thompson, Manitoba and the challenges they experience to improve health promotion. Explains their experience in developing necessary programs in the north with little funding.

This article speaks to the Gatekeepers Health Project in Thompson, Manitoba and the challenges they experience to improve health promotion. Explains their experience in developing necessary programs in the north with little funding. 

 

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Published: 1988
Resisting psychiatry  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 


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Published: 1990
‘Get with the Program!’: pharmaceutical marketing, symptom checklists and self-diagnosis  
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21835526

Reviews and analyzes disease awareness campaigns sponsored by pharmaceutical companies that use self-diagnostic tools. Uses the example of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) to discuss how the marketing of self-diagnosis can change the patient into a consumer to achieve the aims of drug companies. (Abstract only)

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Published: July 26, 2011
Enlightening parenthood   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article outlines and critically examines old notions of child-raising and discuses perils and pitfalls of different parenting courses offered; highlighting the wisdom that unfolds with mentorship gained from group experiences, questions the “expert” tradition, discusses alternatives to parenting courses; self help model, child-parent centres, create long terms support networks.


 

 

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Published: 1980
Thoughts on sex without science  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

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Published: 1980
Endometriosis healing with the mind’s eye  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses what is endometriosis; the difference between the medical system’s approach to dealing with endometriosis and a self healing method; Discuses tools on how to heal yourself by detoxifying, reviewing your nutritional habits, introducing herbs, exercise, yoga, massage, acupressure, visualizations.

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Published: 1981
Help for premenstrual syndrome  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article defines pre menstrual syndrome, describes mental, emotional and physical effects. Lists possible treatments and available resources. 

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Published: 1983
Seeking help  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the second of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies four steps which can assist in the process of seeking help. 

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Published: 1982