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Breaking down the barriers: helping newcomers to Canada have healthy lifestyles  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1150201470326&pagename=CHN-RCS/CHNResource/CHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource&NL=20060701en
Points out the special health care access needs experienced by those new to Canada. Describes services provided by clinics focusing on immigrant, refugee, and cross-cultural health care. (See Details)
Published: 2006
The challenge of diversity in the delivery of women's health care  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/336.pdf
Details requirements and steps to take in order to ensure that health care services are accessible to diverse populations. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Female genital health and the risk of HIV transmission  
http://www.undp.org/hiv/publications/issues/english/issue03e.htm
Deals with the genital conditions that facilitate the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in women. Examines the barriers of the prevention and treatment encountered by women in developing countries. (See Details)
Published: 1997
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
Public solutions to health care wait lists  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/documents/National_Office_Pubs/2005/Health_Care_Waitlists.pdf
Argues that, before going private, Canadians would do well to consider public sector solutions. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Finding out about birthing options in rural Canada is harder than you might think  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39553
Presents the finding of a pilot study comparing women's experiences of rural maternity care in Ontario and Alberta. Details that women living in rural areas often experience difficulties accessing both health information and services. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Improving access to emergency contraception (Spanish)  
http://www.cecinfo.org/publications/PDFs/policy/ImprovingAccess_EC_Spanish.pdf
Explains, in Spanish, why improved access to emergency contraception has the potential to avert unwanted pregnancies and abortions worldwide, and examines some of the barriers to improving this access. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Perceptions of primary healthcare services among people with physical disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/Part1.html
Examines the extent of access to, and satisfaction with, primary health care services for people with physical disabilities living in Toronto, ON. Evaluates the preceved extent of access to primary healthcare services as well as the level of satisfaction with the quality of these services. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Lesbians and healthcare  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40798
Discusses the barriers that can prevent lesbians from accessing good healthcare. Offers questions to ask to determine if a healthcare professional will be able to offer you adequate care. Provides tips on looking for a doctor. (See Details)
Published: 2003-2005
Immigrant women and health: OCASI Presentation  
http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=785&catid=151
Presentation discusses health and wellness issues of immigrant and refugee women, including barriers and challenges in accessing healthcare services,and lack of research on immigrant women and healthcare. Also provides a statistical overview. (See Details)