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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)
Research report: the Ontario rural woman abuse study (ORWAS) final report
Examines the research report of the Ontario rural woman abuse study (ORWAS) final report.
Published: 2000
Expanding global access to emergency contraception: a collaborative approach to meeting women's needs (Spanish)  
http://www.ippfwhr.org/publications/download/monographs/ec_expansion_s.pdf
Provides tools for family planning health care providerswishing to expand the availability of information and services for emergency contraception in their communities. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Unequal treatment: confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care  
http://books.nap.edu/catalog/10260.html
Explores how persons of colour experience the health care environment. Examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve provider-patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. (See Details)
Published: 2003