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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
Prenatal (chemical) check-up: Study examines environmental chemicals in pregnant women, fetuses and infants in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39368

Discusses Canada's largest study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women, fetuses and infants.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/42065

This article investigates whether or not there is evidence that antidepressant prescription drugs benefit pregnant women and if that benefit outweighs the potential risks.  Author Jane Shulman refers to Dr. Barbara Mintzes' expertise on the growing trend for doctors to encourage women to continue taking anti-depressants when they get pregnant.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2009/2010
SSRI Antidepressants During Pregnancy: Considerations and Risks   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/SSRI%20fact%20sheet%20Eng%20final.pdf
Published: April 2010
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