Search Resources (English): Gender differences

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Highlights recent trends in contraceptive use among Canadian women and examines their familiarity with various methods. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Health of informal caregivers: effects of gender, employment, and use of home care services
Examines the health status of informal caregivers and the impacts on their health. Provides recommendations for policy that better recognizes the role of the informal caregiver. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Women are not small men: life-saving strategies for preventing and healing heart disease in women
Provides information that gives women the facts and the guidance they need to recognize, treat, and prevent heart disease.
Published: 2003
Including gender in health planning: a guide for regional health authorities
Presents some background and history of gender-based analysis. Provides checklists to assist health planners and decision-makers in considering women's and men's shared and differing needs. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Gender and tuberculosis
Examines the gender dimensions of tuberculosis (TB). Calls for more research on gender and TB and the incorporation of gender issues in training curricula for service providers and TB program managers. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Gender for journalists: a toolkit
This toolkit aims to provide journalists with an understanding of gender issues, and of the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society, so that their reporting will be accurate and gender sensitive. (See Details)
Published: 2006
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
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about HIV and how it relates specifically to women and girls. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Gender differences in bacterial STIs in Canada
States that the reported rate of chlamydia is much higher among women than men, whereas the reverse is true for gonorrhea and infectious syphilis. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Women and the health care industry: an unhealthy relationship?
Provides a critical look at the kind of health care provided for women by mainstream medicine. Argues that the current system is primarily designed to meet the needs of health care providers-especially the drug companies.
Published: 1995