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GenderStats  
http://devdata.worldbank.org/genderstats/home.asp
Provides an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators. Offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects, including health, education, political participation, and poverty. (See Details)
Woman: an intimate geography
Provides a tour of female anatomy and physiology that explores everything from organs to orgasm, and delves into topics such as exercise, menopause, and the mysterious properties of breast milk.
Published: 2000
Gender, health and tobacco  
http://www.who.int/entity/gender/other_health/Gender_Tobacco_2.pdf
Examines the gender differences for tobacco use, including the prevalence, the health impacts, and the social and economic consequences. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Less than meets the eye  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39436
Discusses how the Children's Fitness Tax Credit may unfairly advantage some Canadian families and leave others behind. As well, how the design of the tax credit does not take into account differences in participation in physical activity by gender. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Adolescent sexuality, gender and the HIV epidemic  
http://www.undp.org/hiv/publications/gender/adolesce.htm
Discusses how gender, socio-economic status, sexuality and age are important factors structuring vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections including HIV. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Transforming cultural competence into cross-cultural efficacy in women's health education  
http://www.academicmedicine.org/cgi/content/full/75/11/1071#otherarticles
Argues that knowledge about the differences in disease presentation by gender, race, ethnicity, and circumstance is essential in providing adequate health care. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Health care utilization by Canadian women  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S33
Provides an overview of health care utilization by Canadian women and focuses on access to care and patterns of utilization. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Gender dimensions of user fees: implications for women's utilization of health care  
http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/NandaUserFeesNov2002.pdf
Looks at the implications of user fees for women's utilization of health care services, based on selected studies in Africa. (See Details)
Published: 2002
HIV/AIDS on rise for Canadian women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39481
Looks at the reasons for women's increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Explores actions governments and policy-makers can take to help stem the tide of infection rates. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Work-life conflict in Canada in the new millennium: a status report  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/work-travail/report2/index.html
Examines work-life conflict in Canada and details how prevalent it is, its various forms, and the impact is has on organizations, families and employees. (See Details)
Published: 2003