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Factors associated with women's medication use  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S29

Looks at the extent that social roles and other risk factors are associated with medication use (prescription and over-the-counter use). (From Women's Health Surveillence Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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Published: 2004
Globalization, health sector reform, gender and reproductive health  
http://www.fordfound.org/pdfs/impact/globalization_health.pdf

Explores how changes in macro-economic and social policies affect women’s reproductive health and rights. Looks at the gender dimensions of sector-wide approaches and health sector reforms.

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Published: 2003
Hospital report 2002. Women's health: an excerpt of hospital report 2002: acute care

Provides an analysis of how women use and benefit from the care and treatment they receive in acute care hospitals in Ontario, and how this differs from that received by men.

Published: 2003
Women's paid and unpaid work: women in Nova Scotia  
http://women.gov.ns.ca/pubs2004_05/Paid_Unpaid2004revised.pdf

Provides statistical data looking on Nova Scotia women and paid and unpaid work.

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Published: 2004
The quality of cancer services for women in Ontario: summary report

Focuses on women and cancer, assessing differences in health care quality benefits both sexes.

Published: 2006
Engendering health disparities

Examines health disparities in Canada in terms of gender.

Published: 2004
Work-life balance

Explores the topic of work-life balance and its related consequences. Speaks to the causes and outcomes of time-stress felt, including gender roles and the changing family, declining fertility rates, informal caregivers and, lifetime labour transitions. PDF required.

Published: 2006
Policy research issues for Canadian youth: transition experiences of young women  
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/cs/sp/hrsd/prc/publications/research/2002-000143/page04.shtml

Documents that gender differences exist in educational and occupational choices, experiences, and attainments and that these differences have special characteristics.

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Published: 2002
Structural adjustment and the new poor laws  
http://www.fafia.org/research/violencepang.pdf

Examines the gendered and racialized experiences of poverty/class and violence in Canada.

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Published: 2001
Gender, HIV/AIDS transmission and impacts: a review of issues and evidence  
http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/Reports/re47c.pdf

Argues that gender analysis is central to understanding HIV/AIDS transmission because of its immediate relevance to sexual behaviour.

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Published: 1998