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Why women drink  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1984_Healthsharing_Vol_5_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article is an exploration of women and alcoholism. 

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Published: 1984
Take control of menopause: do the right thing, eat the right thing  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article asks what women have to look forward to about aging in our society. Explores ways that women can nurture themselves and each other in midlife. Shares a new approach to health problems related to menopause. 

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Published: 1990
Cigarettes, a feminist issue  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article demonstrates why tobacco is a feminist concern. Discusses the politics of tobacco, cigarettes as symbols. Illustrates the importance of breaking the silence around the dangers of tobacco use. Offers a list of organizations which stress prevention and provide support and information for smokers trying to quit. 


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Published: 1986
Mother bears on the rampage : mothers of chronically-ill children confront the health care system   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_2_Summer.pdf

This article discusses the needs of mothers who have chronically ill children. Shares what these women have to do in order to get quality health care for their family. 

 

  

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Published: 1991
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
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
Being pregnant  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article is one of 15 interviews which make up Being Pregnant: Conversations with Women, a new book by Daphne Morrison. This article is a conversation with Sharon, a mother who lives with rheumatoid arthritis, about her pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

 

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Published: 1987
In our own words  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article profiles nine organizations working to better women’s health.   

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Published: 1992
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