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Where women have no doctor: a health guide for women
Provides a resource written for women living in areas where they lack access to health care and clear information about their health. Covers an enormous range of women's health issues in simple language with many illustrations.
Published: 1997
Race, ethnicity and women's health
Examines and reports on various research projects on immigration, refugee, and African Nova Scotian women in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by ACEWH, that have initiated a critical body of policy-based research on health needs by ethnic origin. Explores the major barriers between ethnic sub-populations and good health care, including language and communication barriers, cultural barriers, and the lack of medical research and knowledge on minority women's health needs and concerns.
Published: 2002
Rural, remote and northern women: where you live matters to your health  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1132540883089&pagename=CHN-RCS/CHNResource/CHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource
Presents the distinct challenges to health that rural, remote, and Northern women face. Identifies ways to help women affect change and take charge of their health. (See Details)
Published: 2005
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