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Broadening our understanding of violence against women: lesbian experience and fat-oppression  
http://www.wrib.ca/resources/Documents/Lesbian%20Experience%20and%20Fat%20Oppression.pdf

Argues that lesbophobia and fat-oppression work together to einforce violence against women of all body shapes and sizes and across the continuum of sexual orientation.

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Published: 1993
Talking about weight with Aboriginal women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39581

Summarizes research done on weight preoccupation among Aboriginal girls and women. Shows that body image and weight perception is a problem in Aboriginal communities, particularly those living in or close to an urban centre.

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Published: 2002
Annotated bibliography of Aboriginal women's health and healing research  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/AWHHRG/annotated_bib_AWHHRG.pdf

Provides an interdisciplinary overview of Canadian research literature on issues respecting Aboriginal women, health and healing. Identifies gaps between existing research and community concerns.

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Published: 2005
Food, weight and body image  
http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/healthinfo/pdfs/FWBINew.pdf

Adddresses body image and healthy weight, including discussions on standards of beauty, food and dieting, and eating disorders.

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Published: 2001
Promoting healthy body image: a guide for program planners

Presents a literature survey on body image, weight problems and preoccupations, and low birth weight, as well as health promotion project ideas and activities.

Published: 1995
Women  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/4.pdf

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Published: 2004
Let's talk about self esteem  
http://www.ayn.ca/health/en/wellness/wellness_self_esteem.asp

Talks about different issues surrounding self esteem, self image and body image.

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Published: 2000
BodyWise handbook

Provides fact sheets and resource lists designed to help health care providers and school personnel to detect eating disorders among adolescents and provide suggestions for promoting positive body image and healthy eating behaviors.

Eating disorders and body image  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/eating-disorders

Provides statistical data on eating disorders and body dissatisfaction. Looks at some of the warning signs of eating disorders, and the elements of successful treatment plans.

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Published: 2003
Consuming identities: young women, eating disorders and the media  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/consuming-identities.pdf

Addresses how media images influence young women's emerging self–concepts. Examines the relation between identity and eating disorders. Identifies gaps in literature and explores ways to improve prevention.

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Published: 2000