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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
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 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
Birth centres give women another option  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article introduces the birth centre as another option for families. Shares birth stories. Discusses the benefits of midwifery care and birth centre's for some families. 

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Published: 1992
BirthTales  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article showcases a sample of the artwork featured in a Toronto exhibit entitled "BirthTales." Explores a new way of exposing medical students to information on the emotional effects of giving birth, as well as provide the public with a place to celebrate, marvel, or seek comfort in the wonder of birthing. 

 


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Published: 1992
Mothers: the first environment  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the reproductive health effects of industry resulting in toxic contaminants in the air, water, soil and food chain. Shows how communities can respond with the example of the resistance of Mowhawk women and The Akwesasne Mother's Milk Project.

 


 



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Published: 1993
The right to grieve: two women talk about their abortions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Vol_4_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article includes a conversation between two women about their abortion experiences. Addresses depression and grief. 

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Published: 1983
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