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The wisdom of menopause

This article explores the myths, misconceptions and current research about menopause. Presents an overview of current research on some of the most frequently discussed and important questions women ask about menopause. 


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Published: 1990
In whose interest?

This article explores the impact of new reproductive technologies on women of colour. Calls on the white feminist movement to integrate anti-racism as an integral and vital part of feminism. 



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Published: 1991
Breaking with tradition

This article focuses on how lesbians who are choosing to co-parent in couples are defining and living out their parenting. Shares stories of lesbian couples experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenting. How research can be useful. 

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Published: 1993
Challenging discourse in health policy research: the case of "lone mothers'

Using discourses on “lone mothers” as a case study, this research paper explores some of the dilemmas of conducting health policy research focused on particular social groups. The paper highlights the importance of health research that takes a reflexive stance towards the role of researchers in creating and augmenting negative and stigmatizing social classifications.

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Published: June 2008
Women’s health in Canada: critical theory, policy and practice

A resource for teaching and understanding women’s health in Canada. Brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from economics, anthropology, sociology, nursing, political studies, women’s studies, and psychology.

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Published: 2007
The case against depo provera

This article discusses depo provera. Highlights the controversy of discriminatory and unsafe research methods, discusses the drug industry, potential health effects on women, racist practices. 

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Published: 1982
Violence and feminist strategy

This article explores the ways in which feminist approaches to theorizing and strategizing about violence has shifted over the years. Focus on violence and health. 

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Published: 1984
Silence means dissent

This article shares a speech by Andrea Dworkin at The Symposium On Media Violence and Pornography. Calls for a feminist movement against pornography which she argues is a grassroots movement against male supremacy. 



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Published: 1984
Don’t blame mother

This article is an edited version of a speech given by Susan Penfold at the University of Toronto's Rosenstadt Lectureship in community medicine on December 5 1985. Presents historical data around the origins of mother blaming.  

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Published: 1986