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Women and addiction: gender issues in abuse and treatment  
www.caron.org/pdf/wmn&addctn-genderissues.pdf

Describes addiction disorders among women, including research and clinical experiences demonstrating the differences in addiction between men and women.

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Gender as a determinant of health  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_12_e.html

Examines if the social determinants of health are the same for women as men and how gender interacts with other determinants of health. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Published: 1996
Education and training  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_10_e.html

Provides a Canadian perspective on women's issues pertaining to education and training within the health professions. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Published: 1996
Gender and ageing: a position paper  
www.helpage.org/dev/images/pdfs/briefing%20papers/GenderPaper.pdf

States that promoting older people's rights means understanding and responding to the changes ageing brings to the needs, capacities and roles of both men and women. Link requies PDF reader.

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Published: 2000
The health of women in the United States: gender differences and gender specific conditions  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/canusa/papers/usa/english/diseasab.htm

Highlights some of women's most prevelant medical conditions. Discusses how racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic differences among U.S. women are related to their changing health care needs throughout the life cycle.

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Published: 1996
Girls, women and substance use  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/substanceUse.pdf

Summarizes the ways in which substance use and addiction differ for girls and women, and the implications of those differences for policy, research, systems and services.

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Published: 2005
An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq on-reserve female youth in Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/an-exploration.pdf

Examines the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health stressors experienced by Mi'kmaq female youth.

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Published: 2001
Does gender count?: Differences in English-Canadian beliefs, attitudes and behaviours towards breast cancer and infertility: des  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/gender-count.pdf

Aims to provide an empirical framework for statements about Canadian attitudes towards, or use of, technologies and complementary care.

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Published: 2001
Women and substance abuse: gender transparency
Examines differences between women engaged in drug treatment and women who are not engaged in drug treatment.
Published: 1999
Frequently asked questions about women, girls and HIV  
http://www.icw.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=28
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about HIV and how it relates specifically to women and girls. (See Details)
Published: 2003