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PID: the silent epidemic  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article seeks to unmask the extent and prevalence of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Lists indicators, symptoms and various causes and methods of prevention of PID. 

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Published: 1986
A summary of the "so what?" report: a look at whether integrating a gender focus into programmes makes a difference to outcomes  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/gender/so_what_report_summary/en/index.html

This summary of the full 'So what' report of 2004 provides policy-makers and programme mangers with four recommendations as to how to integrate gender concerns into reproductive health programmes. It highlights interventions that have had a positive impact on reproductive health outcomes, whether by exploiting, accommodating or transforming gender inequities, in four categories: maternal morbidity and mortality, unintended pregnancy, STIs/HIV/AIDS and quality of care.

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Published: July 2005
Visions for women’s reproductive care: interview with two health activists  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article shares an interview with two health activists about development in the pro-choice struggle and the fight to legalize midwifery. Discuss the importance of shared visions and the complexities of balancing short and long-term strategies to achieve fundamental change. 


 

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Published: 1988
Assisted Human Reproduction: Getting a clearer picture  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/FQPN-CWHN-ART-final.pdf

The goal of this brochure is to raise collective awareness of the issues involved with assisted reproductive technologies in terms of health, certainly, but also in terms of social, economic and ethical issues.

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Published: 2008
Sex and punishment : the politics of cervical cancer  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article maintains that the question of what causes cervical cancer has profound implication for women's health. Discusses the necessary move for medical researchers to broaden their approach to the causation of cervical cancer to take into account the complex social and environmental influences on women's lives. 



 


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Published: 1992
Women and Health  
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/beijing15/WHOOnlineDiscussionReport_280210.pdf

Part of a series of United Nations online discussions dedicated to the fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000),

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Published: January 2010
POWER study: reproductive & gynaecological health  
http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/the-power-report-volume-2/reproductive-gynaecological-health

Provides critical information on patterns of disparities in care for women in Ontario that can be used to target improvement interventions. Care provided for reproductive and gynaecological health issues is deeply imbedded in social and cultural norms and may vary over time, socioeconomic status, across cultures and regionally. Because of the central role that pregnancy and childbirth plays in the lives of many women a substantial proportion of this chapter deals with indicators related to prenatal care, the processes and consequences of childbirth and postpartum care and outcomes. The remaining sections of the chapter report on abortion, hysterectomy for benign conditions and sexually transmitted infection rates.

The POWER Study is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

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Published: 2011
Theoretical approaches to the study of reproductive mental health: a focus on intersectionality: Overview  
http://www.socialinequities.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Reproductive-Mental-Health.Theoritical-Approaches.CI_.2011.pdf

A brief synposis of a literature review describing the current state of research and resources addressing reproductive mental health among marginalized women. Examines theoretical perspectives behind the research. Encompasses a total of 415 sources from both academic literature and reseach reports (grey literature). Taken together, these sources indicate a number of critical gaps in the literature addressing reproductive mental health, specifically with regards to marginalized groups of women.

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Published: 2011
The WHO reproductive health library  
http://apps.who.int/rhl/en/

An electronic review journal that takes the best available evidence on sexual and reproductive health from Cochrane systematic reviews and presents it as practical actions for clinicians (and policy-makers) to improve health outcomes, especially in developing countries.

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Montreal Health Press collection  
http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Acanadianmuseumforhumanrights&sort=-publicdate&page=1

The publications that make up the archives of the Montreal Health Press, scanned by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and now available online. 

The first publication of the MHP was the Birth Control Handbook, published in 1968  when it was illegal to give out information about contraception in Canada. This and subsequent guides to the successful use of birth control methods have influenced and helped generations of women and men for over 40 years.

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