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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
Legal assault: a feminist analysis of the law reform commission's report on abortion legislation  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the devastating consequences of the Law Reform Commission's proposal on abortion. Suggests a feminist approach to women's health. 

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Published: 1989
Every woman matters: a report on accessing primary health care for Black Women and Women of Colour in Ontario  
http://www.whiwh.com/backend/fck_uploads/file/everywomanmatters_2011_small.pdf

Highlights the voices of racialized women and their experiences with the healthcare system in Ontario, and their recommendations for improving their access to primary healthcare in Ontario. Summarizes the outcomes from a literature review, research study and pilot program developed as part of the project, A Collaborative Process to Achieve Access to Primary Health Care for Black Women and Women of Colour

Created in collaboration with The University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and with the support of several community based partners including Parkdale Community Health Centre, Rexdale Community Health Centre, Planned Parenthood Toronto and Sistering - A Woman’s Place.

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Published: 2011
Giving birth the “white man’s way”  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article identifies the colonizing of childbirth in the north and the consequences for Inuit communities. Discusses how to improve access to culturally appropriate care for the First Nations of Canada. 

 


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Published: 1992
POWER study: access to health care services   
http://www.powerstudy.ca/webfm_send/119

Examines Ontarians’ access to health care services and how it differs by sex, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, immigration and where one lives. Includes sections on access to primary care, access to care for chronic diseases and access to and wait times for specialty care and home care.

The POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-based Report) is producing a comprehensive Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among the women and men of Ontario.

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Published: 2010
Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article highlights initiatives by the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia to legalize Midwifery. Discusses a proposed pilot project to compare the success rate and cost of hospital based midwife supervised births to medically controlled deliveries. 

 


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Published: 1992
Health care choices: making yours   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article asks readers to take responsibility to determine what our needs are and who might best help you us meet our needs; lists a range of services and practitioners; Tips on how to access alternative resources, what to look for when choosing a practitioner, gives examples of how to break down your health concern to access a combination of services to address all aspects of your health.


 

 

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Published: 1980
Profiles: access to abortion in Alantic Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article highlights the struggle to access abortion in atlantic Canada. Discusses issues of access and misinformation. 

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Published: 1992
In great demand : the revival of the cervical cap  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article explains the cervical cap, its benefits and challenges and explores why it is regaining popularity. 

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Published: 1982