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Someone like me: women helping women through self-help groups  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98selfhelp.html

Discusses the benefits and limitations of women participating in self-help groups.

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Published: 1998
Uncovering sex and gender differences in use patterns of self-help and support groups: annotated bibliography and research agend  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/uncoveringSexGender.pdf
Studies the roles and values of self-help/support groups by examining their issues through sex and gender analysis. (See Details)
Published: 2005
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
The right to grieve: two women talk about their abortions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Vol_4_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article includes a conversation between two women about their abortion experiences. Addresses depression and grief. 

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Published: 1983
Through a healthy lens  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_1_Winter.pdf

In this article film-maker Laura Alper talks with interviewer Sue Kaiser about the challenges and changes she experiences while making her first women's health film. Laura Alper co-directed the film "Is it hot in here?" a film about women's experience of menopause.

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Published: 1987
Visions for women's reproductive care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article presents an interview with Diana Majury and Connie Clement to discuss why they do not support a strategy asking government to appoint a royal commission on reproductive technologies. 

 


 

 

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Published: 1988
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
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
Long distance delivery  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article speaks to the unfortunate effects of regionalization on women's health. Indicates how regionalization shapes the birth experiences of women in many areas of Canada. Introduces The Project on Out-of-Town Birth research project.  A survey of health professionals reviewed. 

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Published: 1988
Our story   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the first of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies the story of the seven- women group; describes their process.

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Published: 1982