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Canadian Women's Health Network's recommendations on draft federal "legislation governing assisted human reproduction"  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/reproduction.html

Presents a summary of Dr. Lippman's presentation, on behalf of the CWHN, to the House Standing Committee on Health, November 27, 2001. Provides recommendations on the following topics: general organization and intent; consultation, and education and prevention; informed consent/informed choice; disclosure of health information; surveillance of health impacts; commercialization; cloning; surrogacy; regulatory body; sex selection; pre-implantation diagnosis; and public or private payment.

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Published: 2001
Ovulation induction drug therapy for anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Presents a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence on the use of ovulation induction (OI) drug therapy to manage anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women of reproductive age. Provides the current published scientific evidence about its safety and efficacy/effectiveness in terms of pregnancy rate in this category of infertile patients.

Published: 2004
How effective and safe is semen washing for HIV-serodiscordant couples?  
http://euro.who.int/HEN/Syntheses/short/20060327_1

Summarizes this systematic review, which found that while no semen-washing method fully guarantees elimination of HIV in motile spermatozoa, the methods do minimize the risk of transmission.

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Published: 2006
The implications of human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration for women and women's health : ten mis-conceptions  
www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/companion.asp?id=31&compID=67&page=7

Discusses the recent news story involving an Italian infertility specialist who plans to clone human beings within the near future. Critiques human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration from the perspective of women and women's health. Highlights ten misconceptions in regards to cloning and women's health.

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Published: 2001
Health sector consultation document: renewal of the Canadian biotechnology strategy  
http://biotech.gc.ca/archives/engdoc/bh00157e.html

Addresses specific issues of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy renewal pertaining to the health sector. Raises a number of consultation questions on which views are being sought within the areas of: health protection, health industries, and health sciences. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Making choices/taking chances: lesbian/bi/queer women assisted conception, and reproductive health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/making-choices.pdf

Interviews lesbian women throughout BC about their experiences with assisted conception, side effects of fertility drugs, grieving and sexual transmitted disease through donor insemination.

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Published: 2002
Four discussion papers on new reproductive technologies
Presents the concerns of the Canadian Disabilty Rights Council and DAWN Canada on the topic of reproductive technologies. These discussion papers were produced to be presented to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies, as a tool to foster discussion about what they regard as troublesome aspects of reproductive technology. Both groups share the view that reproductive technologies do not enhance the equality of disabled persons, and could in fact be viewed as a eugenic tool.
Published: 1990
Uncommon knowledge: a critical guide to contraception and reproductive technologies  
http://www.interpares.ca/en/publications/pdf/uncommon_knowledge.pdf
Describes technologies or methods that either inhibit or promote fertility, including effectiveness, safety and effects on the body, and advantages and risks. (See Details)
Published: 1995
Manitoba voices: a qualitative study of women's experiences with technology in pregnancy
Published: 1993
Childbirth practices, medical intervention & women's autonomy: safer childbirth or bigger profits?  
https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/4746/1/baker.pdf
Examines the factors that influence childbirth and breastfeeding practices, such as new technologies, changing labour markets, medical and corporate profits and the politics of choice. (See Details)
Published: 2005