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Social determinants of mental health disparities among new mothers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Reports on research looking at the fundamental causes of mental health disparities among different groups of new mothers. Also presents some preliminary data on mental well-being among these women.

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Published: 2006
Out in the cold: lesbian health in Northern BC  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Reveals that place, sexual orientation, personal safety and community values interact and have impact upon the health of lesbians.

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Published: 2001
The effects of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Illustrates how social isolation can undermine older women's health and well-being.

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Published: 2001
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
Towards social and economic inclusion: breaking the cycle of poverty in Atlantic Canada  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving16.pdf

Examines the impacts of social and economic exclusion of women and children and how inclusive public policies can lead to social inclusion.

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Published: 2001
Your health depends more on a decent income and safe housing than on MRI machines

Offers an easy introduction to the social determinants of health and the links between health and social justice. Prompts the reader to imagine the health implications of living on a low income, of racism and child poverty, and outlines some of the steps that would improve health by ensuring greater equality and social justice. Recounts the high costs of medical intervention, and calls for a focus on the causes of ill health, like job loss, hunger, stress, worry and poverty.

Improving reproductive and sexual health: integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights (Spanish)

Provides information, in Spanish, geared toward the health practitioner on the importance of integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights principles in the delivery of health services.

Published: 2001
Improving reproductive and sexual health: integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights  
http://sogc.medical.org/intl/pdfs/BOOKL_E.pdf

Provides information geared toward the health practitioner on the importance of integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights principles in the delivery of health services.

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Published: 2001
North American Indian, Métis and Inuit women speak about culture, education and work  
http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/SW21-90-2001E.pdf

Examines the barriers created by policies which do not support Aboriginal women to maintain full cultural lives while pursuing contemporary education and work.

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Published: 2002
Women's health and social inequality  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/reports/2001/11/reportsstudies526/?pa=8E767075

Considers some of the social, historical and cultural contexts that have shaped women's health experiences and made them different from those of men. Explorex five main themes that are prominent in the social sciences and feminist literature on women and health: (1) the health inequalities between women and men, and among women; (2) the social/historical development of these differences; (3) the health implications of women's paid and unpaid work; (4) the biomedical model and the medicalization of women's health, and (5) women's resistance and advocacy. (See Details)

Published: 2001