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Don't panic: the hitchhiker's guide to Chaoulli, wait times and the politics of private insurance  
http://www.cprn.com/en/doc.cfm?doc=1394
Examines the Chaoulli decision and the limitations of private insurance as a cure-all for the system. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Young women's experiences in obtaining sexual health services and education in a Nova Scotia community  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving2.pdf
Provides a summary of research examining the barriers that prevent young women from receiving effectiv sexual health education and services. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Improving the health of Canadians: an introduction to health in urban places   
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=media_21nov2006_e
Explores the patterns of health between and within Canadian cities as well as how the social and physical aspects of urban neighbourhoods and housing may be linked to people's overall health. It reviews the latest research, presents new analyses and explores relevant policies and programs. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Lesbians face unique health care problems
Examines the health care problems that lesbians can experience, and the barriers they can face when trying to access adequate health care services.
Published: 1991
What First Nations think about their health and health care
Presents the results of a national public opinion telephone poll on First Nations health issues (Canada). Includes information on First Nations views and opinions regarding certain health and health care issues, including: perceived personal health; access to health care providers; use of the health care system; satisfaction and experience with the health care system; use of, and attitudes towards, traditional Aboriginal healers and medicines; sources of health information; and, opinions on improving Aboriginal health.
Published: 2004
Labels, laws and access to health care: how history continues to affect health-care access for First Nations and Métis women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39420

Describes the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence report, Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Discusses how access to health services differs among Aboriginal people and how understanding the history behind these differences and what they mean for women is critical to improving health services used by Aboriginal women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
No new law!  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article outlines the spectrum of reactions to the supreme court decision on abortion. The author indicates abortion as a catalyst for raising other women's health issues. 

 


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Published: 1988
Status positive: Supporting women immigrants and refugees with HIV/AIDS  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39423

Discusses The Government of Canada's Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS, and the lack of women's involvement in HIV/AIDS research and decision making , a significant problem that results in limited access to treatment and supports specifically for women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
We are family  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

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Published: 1989
'Women CARE' in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39424

Discusses the VANDU Women Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women Care), a peer-driven, community-based organization that provides support, education and advocacy by and for women who use drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The goal of the project is to produce new knowledge about the primary health-care experiences of women who use drugs, while supporting their health, well-being and leadership.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008