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Pregnant addicted women in Manitoba  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39573

Examines current services and programs for pregnant women who seek, participate with and complete addictions treatment in Manitoba.

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Published: 2002
Taking our message to the Supreme Court of Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39762
Discusses the organization of the Women's Health Rights Coalition in response to the issues involved in the "G" case. Speaks of the reasons behind the coalition's formation. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Why the Supreme Court should rule against mandatory treatment: five good reasons  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39765
Argues against mandatory treatment of pregnant women using substances with 5 main arguments that refuse to identify the pregnant woman as the cause of the problem at hand. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Making it mandatory: should HIV tests be required for pregnant women?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39734
Introduces the debate surrounding manadatory HIV testing for pregnant women. Discusses the development of antiviral therapies and their effect reducing the number of mother-to-child transmissions of HIV. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy: the facts  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39764
Discusses how pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs risk giving birth to children affected by fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and other alcohol and drug-related developmental disabilities (ADRDD). (See Details)
Published: 1997
Taking on goliath: an inside look at health planning   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article is an interview with Doreen Hamilton, a public health nurse who was the Maternal and Child Health Consultant with the Toronto Public Health Department and sat as a member of the Joint Committee on High-Risk Pregnancy; The committee produced a report calling for the establishment of a regionalized perinatal network in Toronto along the lines of a programme that was operating in Cleveland, Ohio at the time. In this interview, she shares her critical experience of the health planning process.

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Published: 1980
Insurance you can’t collect  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses women’s experiences of accessing Unemployment Insurance and iIlness Benefits; shares the story of Stella Bliss, a Vancouver office worker who was fired for being pregnant in 1977, discusses how higher unemployment often translates to tighter regulations, gives advices to women in the paid labour force.

 

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Published: 1980
After birth blues  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article shares a conversation with Joan Robertson, a staff person at Post Partum Counselling (PPC) in Vancouver; Differentiates Baby Blues from Post Partum Depression; Discusses women and anger; Women and depression; Child abuse; Changes in relationships postpartum.


 

 

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Published: 1980
Rural feminism  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article shows how rural women in southern Ontario are fighting for their health. The impact of support and education on women's health.

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Published: 1985
Being pregnant  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article is one of 15 interviews which make up Being Pregnant: Conversations with Women, a new book by Daphne Morrison. This article is a conversation with Sharon, a mother who lives with rheumatoid arthritis, about her pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

 

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Published: 1987