Search Resources (English): Health policy, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Women's health protection  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98index.html

Discusses how many safety regulations governing what types of drugs and medical devices can be sold in Canada provide a backdrop to many key concerns raised by women's health groups.

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Published: 1998
"Shared responsibilities, shared vision": a critique  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98sharedResp.html

Offers a critique of the working document, "Shared Responsibilities, Shared Vision: Renewing the Federal Health Protection Legislation," published by Health Canada in July 1998.

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Published: 1998
Emergency contraception in Canada: increasing access and improving reproductive health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/birth_control/ecp.html
Agrees with the proposal to change emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) from a prescription drug to a non-prescription product. Argues that it should be available without pharmacist assistance or intervention. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Canada needs a health and healing strategy for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39493
Argues for the development of a health and healing strategy for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women that considers the perspectives of these important groups of women, and that examines overlapping health and healing options. (See Details)
Published: 2005
A woman's guide to health care debates  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39565
Provides a guide that is intended to help women sort through some of the numbers and terms related to health policy, health economics, and health care reform, so they too can be part of an informed discussion on planning for care. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Reading Romanow on women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39554
Presents a gendered analysis of the Romanow Report. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Canada's health system failing women in rural and remote regions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39507
Details rural women's health issues and priorities, including access to health care, social and economic determinants, and health policies. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The ‘POWER’ to Improve Women’s Health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39373

Discusses the POWER Study in Ontario, which is producing an evidence-based tool to help policy-makers, health-care providers, and consumers improve health and reduce health inequities among women and men of Ontario.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2008/2009
The birth of a network  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article describes the making of Canada's Women's Health Network. Shares components, objectives and questions to consider. Lists provincial network contacts. 

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Published: 1987
Don't ask your gynecologist if you need a hysterectomy...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article explores the history of gynecology and how the hysterectomy came to be the most common surgery performed on women in Canada today. Identifies why this approach is problematic for women's health. 

 


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Published: 1990