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Women with disabilities: a guide for health care professionals
Provides a guide to inform and educate health care providers about the health care needs and issues of disabled women.
Published: 1993
Expanding access to safe abortion: strategies for action (Spanish)  
http://espanol.iwhc.org/docUploads/Access%5FSpanish.pdf
Provides information, in Spanish, to generate and support concerted efforts to end needless death, injury, and suffering from unsafe abortion. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Racial and ethnic inequities in access to medical care
Presents an issue of Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 57, Supp. 1). Produced as discussion papers for a policy roundtable held in Washington, DC called "Race, Ethnicity, and Medical Care: Improving Access in a Diverse Society." Encompasses three specific sets of information: key predictors of medical care use across racial and ethnic groups; a comprehensive review of the literature documenting racial and ethnic differences in access to medical treatments and procedures, and the importance of broader dissemination of information about racial disparities in the health system and the need for improved data collection.
Published: 2000
Los acuerdos comerciales internationales y la atención a la salud de la mujer
Describes the uprising difficulties due to the creation of the International Trade Agreement and its effect on women's access to healthcare. Details the effects of poverty and being unable to attain affordable, good quality medicines and healthcare.
Published: 2002
Towards a broader framework for understanding accessibility in Canadian health care  
http://www.cprn.com/en/doc.cfm?doc=1434
Provides a preliminary framework for understanding the host of factors that affect Canadians' ability to obtain a complete range of essential health services. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Access to breast cancer screening programs for women with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/afhm-barile.html
Evaluates the accessibility of the Québec based program, the Programme québecois de dépistage du cancer du sein (PQDCS) in Montréal for women with diverse disabilities, based on seven criteria of Universal Accessibility, which includes: equitable use; flexibility in use; simple and intuitive; use perceptible information; tolerance for error; low physical effort; and, size and space for approach and use. Presents experiences of the environmental barriers and/or facilitators at the centres studied in hope that this aids women with disabilities to choose centres which best suit their needs. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Advocacy for women's health should include lesbian health  
http://caliban.ingentaselect.com/vl=1644263/cl=75/nw=1/rpsv/cw/mal/15409996/v13n2/s13/p227
States that established scientific studies are often not reflected in laws and judicial opinions for lesbians with regard to employment, taxation, pensions, disability, healthcare, immigration, military service, marriage, custody, and adoption. Finds that psychological and epidemiological research confirms that the public discriminatory attitudes and second-class legal status cause physical, emotional, and financial harm to lesbians, their families, and their children, and that some lesbians experience discrimination in healthcare and avoid routine primary healthcare. Argues that to decrease the harm, and improve the health of lesbians, medical institutions can include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies and offer domestic partner coverage in employment benefits. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Report on the use of the Internet in Canadian women's organizations
Investigates the use of the Internet in women's organizations across Canada providing an overview of equity issues regarding computer networking for women. Also provides a brief overview of technical issues and costs associated with connecting to the Internet. Inventory of current women's networking projects in Canada, both english and french, specific to women, as well as exemplary projects in an international context are covered. Access to the Internet by Canadian women's groups is surveyed, in order to ascertain the types of women's groups that are not connected to the Internet, any common funding requests, and the particular needs of francophone women with respect to connecting to the Internet.
Published: 1996
Trans health project  
http://www.opha.on.ca/ppres/2003/transhealth.pdf
Investigates the specific needs, unique barriers and existing gaps in service for transpeople in Ontario. Reveals that access and equity around overall health care and social services for transpeople poses numerous challenges/barriers for this highly marginalized community. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Impact on contraceptive practice of making emergency hormonal contraception available over the counter in Great Britain: repeate  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/short/331/7511/271
Finds that making emergency contraception available over the counter does not seem to have led to an increase in its use, to an increase in unprotected sex, or to a decrease in the use of more reliable methods of contraception. (See Details)
Published: 2005