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Myth: early detection is good for everyone  
http://www.chsrf.ca/mythbusters/pdf/myth22_e.pdf
Debates the validity of all early detection screening tests. (See Details)
Published: 2006
School-based violence prevention programs: a resource manual  
http://www.ucalgary.ca/resolve/violenceprevention/English/pdf/RESOURCEMANUAL.pdf
Reviews and presents school-based violence prevention programs that are relevant for girls and boys,, young women and young men. (See Details)
Published: 2002
It takes a community: a resource manual for community-based prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects
Provides a resource manual for community-based prevention of FAS/E and to help guide those who want to make their community a caring and supportive place for individuals and families already living with this condition.
Published: 1997
Healthy women, healthy lives: a guide to preventing disease, from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study
Provides findings from the Nurses's Health Study, incorporated in tips and strategies for women looking to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Published: 2001
Focus on social views, not individual behaviour  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39433
Discusses how the first step to real prevention of violence, primary prevention, is realizing that it is not just the attitude of abusers that are the problem. Societal attitudes toward violence need to change as well. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition position paper on the primary prevention and early detection and screening of breast, ovaria  
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/resources/tcpc/pdf/tcpc_breast_ovarian_cerical_cancer.pdf
Considers prevention measures relating to 3 types of cancer: cervical, ovarian and breast. Provides recommendations specific to the prevention of women's cancers. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Periconceptional use of folic acid for reduction of the risk of neural tube defects  
http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/DT/dt95-01.htm
Examines the incidence of neural tube defects in Canada and presents the Canadian Paediatric Society's position on folic acid fortification and supplementation. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Pieces of a puzzle: perspectives on child sexual abuse
Presents various "pieces" towards a comprehensive understanding of child sexual abuse. Offers a description of current Canadian research and intervention efforts on topics including treatment for child victims, understanding mothers of children who have been sexually abused, grooming prosecution in child sexual abuse cases and the use of community notification programs.
Published: 2001
Pills for "prevention" vs. the precautionary principle  
http://www.bcaction.org/Pages/LearnAboutUs/PillsForPrevention.html
Examines how the precautionary principle focuses on the fundamental changes in public policy that will ultimately be necessary to achieve true cancer prevention. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women and HIV: prevention  
http://www.cdnaids.ca/web/backgrnd.nsf/24157c30539cee20852566360044448c/dfa441555284f08985256bc600553539!OpenDocument
Discusses the various potential transmission methods and prevention measures of HIV for women. Articles highlights injection drug use and needle sharing, the difficulties for women in negotiating safer sex, the use of the female condom, and the use of microbicides. (See Details)